noun (used with a plural verb)
See under Antilles.
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).
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He now made the discovery of several other new islands, particularly the Caribees and Jamaica.The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant
John Hamilton Moore
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