Definition of Bahama islands
1. Noun. Island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort.
Group relationships: Oas, Organization Of American States
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Group relationships: Caribbean, The Indies, West Indies
Terms within: Capital Of The Bahamas, Nassau
Member holonyms: Bahamian
Derivative terms: Bahamian
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bahama Islands
Literary usage of Bahama islands
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1905)
"The bahama islands.' Edited by GB Shattuck, ni.D., Associate Professor of Physiographic Geology in the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. ..."
2. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1891)
"A WINTER VISIT TO THE bahama islands. By Col. HENRY W. WILSON, Boston. This interesting group of islands is often confounded with the Bermudas, ..."
3. Corals and Coral Islands by James Dwight Dana (1890)
"... bahama islands. — The Bahamas are. like the Florida reefs, great coral-made banks, having their emerged land in the form of islands and cays. ..."
4. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College by Museum of Comparative Zoology, John E. Cadle, Harvard University (1894)
"THE EASTERN bahama islands. Plate I. ; Plate Vt. figs. 1 to 4 ; Plate IX. To the eastward and southeastward, and separated from the Great Bahama Bank by ..."
5. The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus by Washington Irving (1893)
"CRUISE AMONG THE bahama islands. [1492.] ON leaving San Salvador, Columbus was at a loss which way to direct his course. A great number of islands, ..."