Definition of Lesser antilles

1. Noun. A group of islands in the southeastern West Indies.

Exact synonyms: Caribees
Group relationships: Antilles
Terms within: Netherlands Antilles, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Windward Isles, Barbados
Generic synonyms: Archipelago

Definition of Lesser antilles

1. Proper noun. The smaller islands of the West Indies, to the south and east of Puerto Rico, in the Caribbean Sea. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lesser Antilles

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Lesshaft's triangle
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Literary usage of Lesser antilles

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1916)
"In the lesser antilles 6.5 per cent, of the genera are peculiar and in the ... In the lesser antilles 43.5 per cent, are strictly American and in the ..."

2. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Elisée Reclus (1891)
"THE lesser antilles. NDER the general name of the lesser antilles are usually comprised all the islands of the Caribbean Sea except Cuba, Jamaica, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"... making the highest and one of the most interesting mountains of the Lesser Antilles readily accessible to visitors. EDMUND OTIS HOVEY, Secretary. ..."

4. A History of the United States by Edward Channing (1912)
"... THE lesser antilles alists flocked into the British lines; soldiers deserted from the thin ranks of Washington's army; the loss of the " capital city ..."

5. The West Indies: A History of the Islands of the West Indian Archipelago by Amos Kidder Fiske (1899)
"... CHAPTER XXVIII lesser antilles, CARIBBEES, WINDWARD, LEEWARD THE designations " lesser antilles " and " Car- ..."

6. Central and South America by Augustus Henry Keane, Clements Robert Markham (1901)
"THE WEST INDIES : GENERAL SURVEY channels flowing between the long chain of the lesser antilles. The lesser antilles—Nomenclature—"Windward" and " Leeward ..."

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