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Caribbean Sea

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noun

a part of the Atlantic Ocean bounded by Central America, the West Indies, and South America. About 750,000 square miles (1,943,000 square kilometers); greatest known depth 22,788 feet (6,946 meters).

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Also called Caribbean.

Origin of Caribbean Sea

First recorded in 1760–65
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British Dictionary definitions for Caribbean Sea

Caribbean Sea

noun

an almost landlocked sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, bounded by the Caribbean islands, Central America, and the N coast of South America. Area: 2 718 200 sq km (1 049 500 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Caribbean Sea

Caribbean Sea

Arm of the Atlantic Ocean, bordered by the West Indies to the north and east, South America to the south, and Central America to the west.

notes for Caribbean Sea

Its clear blue waters make many of its islands popular vacation spots.

notes for Caribbean Sea

Since announcing the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, the United States has considered the Caribbean within its “sphere of influence” — that is, a region where United States interests are directly affected. The policy has been to exclude foreign powers, though after 1959, Cuba came under strong influence of the Soviet Union.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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