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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. See under Antilles.


plural noun
  1. 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).
Related formsAn·til·le·an [an-til-ee-uh n, an-tl-ee-] /ænˈtɪl i ən, ˌæn tlˈi-/, adjective, noun
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  • He now made the discovery of several other new islands, particularly the Caribees and Jamaica.

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British Dictionary definitions for caribees


pl n
  1. the Antilles a group of islands in the CaribbeanSee also Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles
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