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)
Historical Examples

The ‘Mother of the Antilles,’ as she is called, is worthy of her name.
At Last Charles Kingsley

From the seedlings of this plant came most of the coffee trees of the Antilles.
All About Coffee William H. Ukers

His scheme was to go to Jamaica and spend his suddenly acquired wealth in “that loveliest of the Antilles.”
The Panama Canal J. Saxon Mills

The chief population of Trinidad is, that of the Antilles was, Carib.
Man and His Migrations R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham

Collectively it shows long isolation from the other Antilles.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7 Various

Hispaniola or Haiti is the second largest island in the Antilles.
The Journal of Negro History, Volume 8, 1923 Various

He says that you are the only man who really knows the passages of the Antilles and the Brazilian coast.
A Woman of Thirty Honore de Balzac

The latter says, formerly brought from the coast of Africa to the Antilles.
Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle

In the Antilles this protection cannot be given to cacao, as it would expose the plantation to destruction by every hurricane.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom P. L. Simmonds

There are numerous species, all of which are found in South America and the Antilles.
Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier

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

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