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Greater Antilles

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Greater Antilles a group of islands in the western West Indies
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Usage

In literature:

The island is most eastern of the Greater Antilles, and it is the fourth in size and importance of all the islands of the West Indies.
"Porto Rico" by Arthur D. Hall
Four centuries ago the Greater Antilles were exclusively inhabited by Arawaks, and the Lesser by Caribs.
"The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899]" by James Rodway
The queen of the Greater Antilles.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
The smallest of the Greater Antilles.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden
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