Caribbean

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adjective Ca·rib·be·an \ˌker-ə-ˈbē-ən, ˌka-rə-, kə-ˈri-bē-ən\

Definition of Caribbean

  1. :  of or relating to the Caribs, the eastern and southern West Indies, or the Caribbean Sea <the Caribbean islands> <a Caribbean cruise>

Origin and Etymology of caribbean

New Latin Caribbaeus, from Caribes


First Known Use: 1772


CARIBBEAN Defined for English Language Learners

Caribbean

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adjective Ca·rib·be·an \ˌker-ə-ˈbē-ən, ˌka-rə-, kə-ˈri-bē-ən\

Definition of Caribbean for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the Caribbean Sea or its islands or to the people of the islands



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