barbican. Historical Examples barbacan, or Barbican, a fortification to a castle outside the walls, generally at the end of the drawbridge in front of the gate. The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood Behind Eagle Cliff, almost isolating it from the mountain, of which it is the barbacan, a hideous ravine yawns upon the […]
an island in the E West Indies constituting an independent state in the Commonwealth of Nations: formerly a British colony. 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km). Capital: Bridgetown. Contemporary Examples Two-thirds of Sugar in the Blood consists of an impressively researched history of Barbados up until the last century. The Original Slave Colony: Barbados and […]
- Barbados aloe
a tropical aloe, Aloe barbadensis (or A. vera), of the lily family, having clusters of yellow flowers: its juice is used medicinally.
the cherrylike fruit of a small tree, Malpighia glabra, of the West Indies and adjacent areas, having a high concentration of vitamin C. the tree itself. noun a small tree or shrub, Malpighia glabra, that grows in the rainforests of N South America, Central America, and Jamaica the small, soft, bright red fruit of this […]