Caribbean
Caribbean Car`ib*be"an, Caribbee Car`ib*bee, a. Of or pertaining to the Caribs, to their islands (the eastern and southern West Indies), or to the sea (called the Caribbean sea) lying between those islands and Central America. [1913 Webster]

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  • Caribbean — [[t]kæ̱rəbi͟ːən, AM kərɪ̱biən[/t]] ♦♦♦ Caribbeans 1) N PROPER: the N The Caribbean is the sea which is between the West Indies, Central America and the north coast of South America. 2) ADJ Caribbean means belonging or relating to the Caribbean… …   English dictionary

  • Caribbean — /kar euh bee euhn, keuh rib ee /, adj. 1. pertaining to the Caribs, the Lesser Antilles, or the Caribbean Sea and its islands. n. 2. a Carib. 3. See Caribbean Sea. 4. the, Informal. the islands and countries of the Caribbean Sea collectively. * * …   Universalium

  • Caribbean — Car·ib·be·an || ‚kærɪ biːən n. resident of the Caribbean Islands (group of islands in the Caribbean Sea) adj. of or from the Caribbean Islands (group of islands in the Caribbean Sea) …   English contemporary dictionary

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