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 ).
- An·til·le·an [an-til-ee-uhn, an-tl-ee-], /ænˈtɪl i ən, ˌæn tlˈi-/, adjective, noun
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How to use Antilles in a sentence
Olivier Gros first discovered the new bacteria in a mangrove swamp in the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles.
Having thus discovered El Almirante’s next port, Downes spent every idle hour calculating the best way to get to the Antilles, moving to a position that hopefully anticipated the correct course.The Forgotten History of a British Ship that Fought a Notorious Slaver—and Won | A.E. Rooks | January 14, 2022 | Time
The tail of both is flat, in which, as well as in many other characteristics, they differ from the pilori of the Antilles.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Figure 34, from the Antilles, is in the Christy Collection; both of these have a human face engraved upon them.The Evolution of Culture | Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
On the horizon there appeared through a burning vapor the high land of the other Antilles.A Romance of the West Indies | Eugne Sue
They say that the filibuster formerly pursued his calling on the north of the Antilles and the seas of the south.A Romance of the West Indies | Eugne Sue
Dynastes Hercules, a great insect of a fine ebony black, with its elytra of an olive grey, is not rare in the Antilles.The Insect World | Louis Figuier
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