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[kuh-ree-bee; Spanish kah-ree-ve]
noun, plural ca·ri·bes [kuh-ree-beez; Spanish kah-ree-ves] /kəˈri biz; Spanish kɑˈri vɛs/.
  1. piranha.
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Origin of caribe

1865–70; < Spanish: cannibal, Carib
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  • The piranha, called also the caribe, is a kind of salmon (Tetragonopterus).

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston