Caribbean

[ kar-uh-bee-uh n, kuh-rib-ee- ]
/ ˌkær əˈbi ən, kəˈrɪb i- /

adjective

pertaining to the Caribs, the Lesser Antilles, or the Caribbean Sea and its islands.

noun

a Carib.
the, Informal. the islands and countries of the Caribbean Sea collectively.

OTHER WORDS FROM Caribbean

in·ter-Car·ib·be·an, adjective
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Caribbean
/ (ˌkærɪˈbiːən, US kəˈrɪbɪən) /

adjective

of, or relating to, the Caribbean Sea and its islands
of, or relating to, the Carib or any of their languages

noun

the Caribbean the states and islands of the Caribbean Sea, including the West Indies, when considered as a geopolitical region
short for the Caribbean Sea
a member of any of the peoples inhabiting the islands of the Caribbean Sea, such as a West Indian or a Carib
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