What does antilles mean?

antilles meaning in General Dictionary

a small grouping of islands in the West Indies

antilles - French to English

western Indies

Sentence Examples with the word antilles

Except such as are of coral formation, the Antilles are hilly, not to say mountainous, their summits rising in places to an elevation of 8000 ft., and nearly all, prior to their occupation by Europeans, were covered with luxuriant forest, which, assisting in the collection and condensation of the clouds brought by the trade winds, ensured its own vitality by precipitating frequent and long-continued rains; upon the fertile soil.

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