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Caribbean

adjective uk   /ˌkær.ɪˈbiː.ən/ /kəˈrɪb.i-/ us    /ˌker.ɪˈbiː-/
belonging to or relating to Caribbean islands and countries, or their people: Caribbean food

Caribbean

noun [C] uk   /ˌkær.ɪˈbiː.ən/ /kəˈrɪb.i-/ us    /ˌker.ɪˈbiː-/
a person from the Caribbean

Caribbean

noun [S] uk   /ˌkær.ɪˈbiː.ən/ /kəˈrɪb.i-/ us    /ˌker.ɪˈbiː-/
the Caribbean ( also the Caribbean Sea) the sea that is east of Central America and north of South America : The hurricane is centred over the eastern Caribbean. the islands and countries in and around the Caribbean Sea: They're holidaying somewhere in the Caribbean.
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in Spanish Caribe…
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