- a chain of islands in the West Indies, divided into two parts, the one including Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico (Greater Antilles), the other including a large arch of smaller islands to the SE and S (Lesser Antilles or Caribees).
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From the seedlings of this plant came most of the coffee trees of the Antilles.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
The Acoma, says Turiault, is one of the grandest trees in the forests of the Antilles."Gombo Zhbes"
The chief population of Trinidad is, that of the Antilles was, Carib.Man and His Migrations
R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
Hispaniola or Haiti is the second largest island in the Antilles.
The Negro element exhibits a marked predominance only in the Antilles.The Races of Man
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