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Descriptor English: Barbados
Descriptor Spanish: Barbados
Descriptor Portuguese: Barbados
Descriptor French: Barbade
Tree number(s): Z01.107.084.900.140
Z01.639.880.140
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001460
Scope note: An island in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies. It is chiefly of coral formation with no good harbors and only small streams. It was probably discovered by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century. The name was given by 16th-century Spanish explorers from barbados, the plural for "bearded", with reference to the beard-like leaves or trails of moss on the trees that grew there in abundance. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p116 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p49)
Annotation: an island in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
History Note: 75
DeCS ID: 1482
Unique ID: D001460
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Date Established: 1975/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/11
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Barbados - Preferred
Concept UI M0002173
Scope note An island in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies. It is chiefly of coral formation with no good harbors and only small streams. It was probably discovered by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century. The name was given by 16th-century Spanish explorers from barbados, the plural for "bearded", with reference to the beard-like leaves or trails of moss on the trees that grew there in abundance. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p116 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p49)
Preferred term Barbados



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