Antillean



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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antillean beaked whales reach a length of at least 22 feet (6.7 m).
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic Stephen Leatherwood

The Caribbean or antillean fauna is an exceedingly rich and varied one.
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

The antillean mountains in a general way connect or intervene between the Pacific and the Andean cordilleras.
North America Israel C. Russell

He was one of the foremost authorities and writers on Cuban and antillean archaeology.
The History of Cuba, vol. 3 Willis Fletcher Johnson

The same applies to Florida where, however, antillean influences may be traced, especially in pottery designs.
Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane

This antillean species is found in Florida, and is one of the gems among the American shallow-water shells.
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

antillean beaked whales are probably primarily oceanic in distribution and are known to feed on squid.
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic Stephen Leatherwood

In this province are the antillean Mountains, now mostly submerged, the principal axes of which trend east and west.
North America Israel C. Russell

antillean beaked whales are dark grayish black on the back and sides, slightly lighter on the abdomen.
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic Stephen Leatherwood

The island which for years had been neglected and all but ignored became the chief centre of antillean interest.
The History of Cuba, vol. 1 Willis Fletcher Johnson

plural noun
the Antilles, a group of islands in the Caribbean See also Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles

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