lesser antilles


plural noun

  1. See under Antilles.

plural noun

  1. 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).

pl n

  1. the Antilles a group of islands in the CaribbeanSee also Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles

pl n

  1. the Lesser Antilles a group of islands in the Caribbean, including the Leeward Islands, the Windward Islands, Barbados, and the Netherlands AntillesFormerly called: the Caribbees

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