Pronunciation: (in'dēz), [key]
1. (used with a pl. v.) See West Indies (def. 1).
2. (used with a pl. v.) See East Indies (def. 1).
3. (used with a sing. v.) a region in and near S and SE Asia; India, Indochina, and the East Indies.
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