from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See East Indies.
- See West Indies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The East Indies, including India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and adjacent lands.
- proper n. The West Indies, including Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other islands of the Caribbean.
- proper n. The Western Hemisphere, during the early period of European colonization and exploration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A name designating the East Indies, also the West Indies.
From Latin India (Wiktionary)