- 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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Examples from the Web for antillean
The Caribbean or Antillean fauna is an exceedingly rich and varied one.
He was one of the foremost authorities and writers on Cuban and Antillean archaeology.The History of Cuba, vol. 3
Willis Fletcher Johnson
The same applies to Florida where, however, Antillean influences may be traced, especially in pottery designs.Man, Past and Present
Agustus Henry Keane
This Antillean species is found in Florida, and is one of the gems among the American shallow-water shells.
In this province are the Antillean Mountains, now mostly submerged, the principal axes of which trend east and west.North America
Israel C. Russell
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