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"Caribbean" in British English

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Caribbeanadjective

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

Caribbeannoun [C]

uk   /ˌkær.ɪˈbiː.ən/ /kəˈrɪb.i-/  us   /ˌker.ɪˈbiː-/
a ​person from the Caribbean

Caribbeannoun [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 ​SouthAmerica : The ​hurricane is ​centred over the ​eastern Caribbean. the ​islands and ​countries in and around the Caribbean Sea: They're ​holidayingsomewhere in the Caribbean.
(Definition of Caribbean from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Caribbeanadjective, noun [U]

 us   /ˌkær·əˈbi·ən, kəˈrɪb·i·ən/
(​relating to) the ​sea that is ​east of Central ​America and ​north of ​SouthAmerica, or the ​islands in it and the ​countries that ​border this ​sea
(Definition of Caribbean from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Caribbean”
in Spanish Caribe…
in Vietnamese vùng biển Caribê…
in Malaysian Caribbean…
in Thai ภูมิภาคแคริบเบียน…
in Indonesian Karibia…
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