St Domingo

St Domingo [Domingo] proper n

Sp. < L. 'holy to the Lord'; poss. named after Domingo, the father of Columbus, or for Sunday, the 'day of the Lord'.

  1. Hispaniola; St. Dominique; Carribean island that Columbus encountered in 1493; island of the Greater Antilles; nation of the Lesser Antilles; capital city of the Dominican Republic; marine land mass containing the Dominican Republic and Haiti; [fig.] tropical paradise of butterflies, fruits, and pleasing scents; (see ED letters).