Greater Antilles

Greater Antilles

noun
See under Antilles.
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Antilles

[an-til-eez]
noun (used with a plural verb)
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)

Antillean [an-til-ee-uhn, an-tl-ee-] , adjective
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Antilles (ænˈtɪliːz)
 
pl n
the Antilles Greater Antilles See also Lesser Antilles a group of islands in the Caribbean

Greater Antilles
 
pl n
the Greater Antilles a group of islands in the Caribbean, including Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico

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greater antilles

the four largest islands of the Antilles (q.v.)-Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico-lying north of the Lesser Antilles chain. They constitute nearly 90 percent of the total land area of the entire West Indies.

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