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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a group of American Indian peoples of northern South America, the Lesser Antilles, and the eastern coast of Central America.
  • n. Any of the languages of the Carib.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A group of American Indian people of the coast of Central and South America and the Lesser Antilles.
  • proper n. Any of the languages of these people.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A native of the Caribbee islands or the coasts of the Caribbean sea; esp., one of a tribe of Indians inhabiting a region of South America, north of the Amazon, and formerly most of the West India islands.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a native race inhabiting certain portions of Central America and the north of South America, and formerly also the Caribbean islands.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of an American Indian peoples of northeastern South America and the Lesser Antilles
  • n. the family of languages spoken by the Carib

Etymologies

Spanish Caribe, from earlier Carib karibna, person, Carib.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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