Greater Antilles


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Greater Antilles

An island group of the northern West Indies including Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.

Greater Antilles

pl n
(Placename) the Greater Antilles a group of islands in the Caribbean, including Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico

An•til•les

(ænˈtɪl iz)

n.pl.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Greater Antilles - a group of islands in the western West IndiesGreater Antilles - a group of islands in the western West Indies
Antilles - a group of islands in the West Indies
Cuba - the largest island in the West Indies
Hayti, Hispaniola, Haiti - an island in the West Indies
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Porto Rico, Puerto Rico, PR - a self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico
Jamaica - an island in the West Indies to the south of Cuba and to the west of Haiti
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Hypotheses of the origins of Central American and Greater Antilles cichlids fall into two broad categories.
The areas affected by Irma include Cape Verde, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin and the Virgin Islands, the countries of the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and Florida (USA).
The category five Hurricane Irma was expected to slam into the Leeward Islands of Antigua and Barbuda yesterday, before following a path along the Greater Antilles toward the US.
The category five hurricane was expected to hit the Leeward Islands of Antigua and Barbuda late on Wednesday local time before following a path along the Greater Antilles toward the US.
The 6 genera reported here are widely distributed in the Greater Antilles, and the species composition shows a combination of endemics with affinities to other Antillean species (Dicranocentrus sp.
Piping plovers spend winters along the coast from Texas to North Carolina, and infrequently as far south as the Bahamas and Greater Antilles.
Torres focuses on agency and community networks for explaining the rise of chiefdoms in the Greater Antilles.
The main island of Puerto Rico is, by land area the smallest of the Greater Antilles.
the Haitian peasantry was forced to seek wage labor options when the big American corporations started taking over the sugar economy of the Greater Antilles.
These studies have been limited to Puerto Rico [2-5], the Dominican Republic [67], Cuba [8], and Grand Cayman [9] in the Greater Antilles, and Curacao [1], Los Testigos [1], Saint Lucia [10], Dominica [11] and Barbados [12] in the Lesser Antilles.
Sandy's track through the Greater Antilles left several travelers stranded on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Jamaica the first to bear the brunt of the storm.
The Lesser Antilles date back to about 45my, while portions of the Greater Antilles (e.

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