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An island in the Leeward Islands of the British West Indies northwest of Guadeloupe. Claimed for Spain by Columbus in 1493, it was colonized by the English after 1632 but held by the French at various periods before being awarded to Great Britain in 1783. A volcanic eruption of the Soufrière Hills in 1995 devastated much of the island and forced the evacuation of most of its population.
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1. (Placename) a volcanic island in the Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands: a UK Overseas Territory: much of the island rendered uninhabitable by volcanic eruptions in 1997. Capital: Brades (replacing Plymouth, effectively destroyed by the eruption). Pop: 5189 (2013 est). Area: 103 sq km (40 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a mountain in NE Spain, northwest of Barcelona: famous Benedictine monastery. Height: 1235 m (4054 ft). Ancient name: Mons Serratus
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an island in the Leeward Islands, in the West Indies: British crown colony. 11,852; 39 sq.mi. (102 sq. km).
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|Noun||1.||Montserrat - a volcanic island in the Caribbean; in the West Indies|
the Indies, West Indies - the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
Montserratian - a native or inhabitant of Montserrat
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