plural noun
the Caribbees, a former name for the Lesser Antilles
Historical Examples

Among all the islands of the caribbees St. Vincent is unique in natural wonders and beauties.
The San Francisco Calamity Various

St. Eustatius is said to be one of the finest and best-cultivated islands of all the caribbees.
Great Events in the History of North and South America Charles A. Goodrich

Most of the caribbees have little black eyes, beautiful white teeth, and long smooth black hair.
Buffon’s Natural History. Volume IV (of 10) Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

Had we all the caribbees, it is true, they would in those parts be without shelter.
The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, [Vol 3 of 3] Benjamin Franklin

His intention was to attack the islands of the caribbees, and destroy that mischievous brood.
Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne


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