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)
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
the Antilles, a group of islands in the Caribbean See also Greater Antilles, Lesser 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 antillean beaked whales reach a length of at least 22 feet (6.7 […]
- Antilles current
a warm ocean current flowing NW along the N coast of the Greater Antilles and joining the Florida Current off the SW coast of Florida.
- Antilock brake
noun a brake fitted to some road vehicles that prevents skidding and improves control by sensing and compensating for overbraking Also called ABS brake
- Antilock braking system
noting or pertaining to a type of motor vehicle braking system that electronically monitors and controls each of the wheels during braking to keep them from locking, as in antilock braking system; antilock brakes.