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a chain of islands in the West Indies, divided into two parts, 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).
An•til′le•an, adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||Caribees - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies|
Antilles - a group of islands in the West Indies
Netherlands Antilles - a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles just to the north of Venezuela that are administered by The Netherlands
Leeward Islands - a group of islands in the eastern West Indies
Windward Islands, Windward Isles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies; the southern part of the Lesser Antilles
Barbados - easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles to the north of Venezuela