Definition of “Caribbean” - English Dictionary

“Caribbean” in British English

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Caribbeanadjective

uk /ˌkær.ɪˈbiː.ən/ /kəˈrɪb.i.ən/ us /ˌker.ɪˈbiː.ən/

belonging to or relating to Caribbean islands and countries, or their people:

Caribbean food

Caribbeannoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkær.ɪˈbiː.ən/ /kəˈrɪb.i.ən/ us /ˌker.ɪˈbiː.ən/

a person from the Caribbean

Caribbeannoun [ S ]

uk /ˌkær.ɪˈbiː.ən/ /kəˈrɪb.i.ən/ us /ˌker.ɪˈbiː.ən/
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.

(Definition of “Caribbean” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“Caribbean” in American English

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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 South America, or the islands in it and the countries that border this sea

(Definition of “Caribbean” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)