See under 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

He now made the discovery of several other new islands, particularly the Caribees and Jamaica.
The Young Gentleman and Lady’s Monitor, and English Teacher’s Assistant John Hamilton Moore

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


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