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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Dorian is then forecast to weaken somewhat as it hits Hispaniola (also known as the Greater Antilles), which is divided into Haiti and the Dominican Republic with winds of 40 mph on Friday (Aug.
CIMH said that during the period, October to December, indications are that drought in affected areas may lessen with favourable rains forecasted for the last three months of 2019 in the Caribbean, which may be wetter than usual in the ABC Islands, Belize, Cayman, Hispaniola, and eastern Greater Antilles, but possibly drier than usual in Suriname and French Guiana.
This seasonal ocean warming is translated into a warm pool spreading up to the Greater Antilles and even further.
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 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 most recent confirmation of low humpback densities outside the Greater Antilles were reported by Swartz et al.
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., Lepidocyrtus sp., Metasinella sp., Trogolaphysa sp.), species widespread throughout the northeastern Antilles (Entomobrya linda Soto-Adames), and adventive Neotropical species (Lepidocyrtus nigrosetosus Folsom, Seira brasiliana [Arle]).
Piping plovers spend winters along the coast from Texas to North Carolina, and infrequently as far south as the Bahamas and Greater Antilles.
Which is the largest island in the Greater Antilles? 19 13.
Torres focuses on agency and community networks for explaining the rise of chiefdoms in the Greater Antilles. Alice V.M.

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