The New Student's Reference Work/Antilles
Antilles (än-tĭl' lēz or ŏn-tēl'), a cluster of islands, forming a half circle and generally called the West Indies. They are about 360 in number. They are very fertile, but fierce hurricanes blow over them, and their climate is very hot. Their chief products are sugar, coffee, tobacco and cotton. They are divided into the Windward Islands, the Leeward Islands and the Great Antilles. See West Indies, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, etc.