caribbean


caribbean

adjective

  1. pertaining to the Caribs, the Lesser Antilles, or the Caribbean Sea and its islands.

noun

  1. a Carib.
  2. Caribbean Sea.
  3. the, Informal. the islands and countries of the Caribbean Sea collectively.

adjective

  1. of, or relating to, the Caribbean Sea and its islands
  2. of, or relating to, the Carib or any of their languages

noun

  1. the Caribbean the states and islands of the Caribbean Sea, including the West Indies, when considered as a geopolitical region
  2. short for the Caribbean Sea
  3. a member of any of the peoples inhabiting the islands of the Caribbean Sea, such as a West Indian or a Carib

from Carib, indigenous people’s name for themselves, + -ean.

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