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Barbados MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Barbados
Tree Number(s)
Z01.107.084.900.140
Z01.639.880.140
Unique ID
D001460
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001460
Annotation
an island in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies
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)
History Note
75
Date Established
1975/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Barbados Preferred
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