Meaning of CARIBBEAN in English

CARIBBEAN

I. |karə|bēən also |ker- or kəˈribē- adjective

Usage: usually capitalized

Etymology: New Latin Caribaeus, Caribbaeus (from Caribes ) + English -an

1. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Caribs

2.

a. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the eastern and southern West Indies

b. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Caribbean sea, which lies between the West Indies and Central America

II. noun

( plural caribbean or caribbeans )

Usage: usually capitalized

: carib 1

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.