[ kuh-ree-bee; Spanish kah-ree-be ]

noun,plural ca·ri·bes [kuh-ree-beez; Spanish kah-ree-bes]. /kəˈri biz; Spanish kɑˈri βɛs/.

Origin of caribe

First recorded in 1815–20; from Spanish: “cannibal,” literally, “Carib”; see Carib

Words Nearby caribe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use caribe in a sentence

  • The piranha, called also the caribe, is a kind of salmon (Tetragonopterus).

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