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 (sā′bə, sä′-)
An island territory of the Netherlands in the West Indies between St. Martin and St. Eustatius. Settled by the Dutch c. 1640, the island is the cone of an extinct volcano.


1. (Placename) an island in the NE Caribbean, part of the Netherlands Antilles until their dissolution in 2010, now a special municipality of the Netherlands. Pop: 1491 (2007 est). Area: 13 sq km (5 sq miles)
2. (Bible) another name for Sheba11


(ˈsɑ bə)

an island in the Netherlands Antilles, in the N Leeward Islands. 1011; 5 sq. mi. (13 sq. km).


(ˈseɪ bə)
an ancient kingdom in SW Arabia. Biblical name, Sheba.
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Noun1.Saba - a island in the Netherlands Antilles that is the top of an extinct volcanoSaba - a island in the Netherlands Antilles that is the top of an extinct volcano
Netherlands Antilles - a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles just to the north of Venezuela that are administered by The Netherlands
References in classic literature ?
What a very heaven the messy towers and ramparts of vast Mars Saba looked to us when we caught a first glimpse of them!
Mars Saba, perched upon a crag, a human nest stock high up against a perpendicular mountain wall, is a world of grand masonry that rises, terrace upon terrace away above your head, like the terraced and retreating colonnades one sees in fanciful pictures of Belshazzar's Feast and the palaces of the ancient Pharaohs.
They still show the ruins of a city which appears to have been once of note, as the place where she kept her court, and a village which, from its being the place of her birth, they call the land of Saba.
Saba, Nau, Maundrell, Troilo, D'Arvieux) that after an excessive drought, the vestiges of columns, walls, &c.