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archipelago


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archipelago  \Ar`chi*pel"a*go\,  n.;  pl  {-goes}  or  {-gos}.  [It. 
  arcipelago  properly,  chief  sea;  Gr  pref  ?  +  ?  sea,  perh. 
  akin  to  ?  blow,  and  expressing  the  beating  of  the  waves.  See 
  {Plague}.] 
  1.  The  Grecian  Archipelago,  or  [AE]gean  Sea,  separating 
  Greece  from  Asia  Minor.  It  is  studded  with  a  vast  number 
  of  small  islands. 
 
  2.  Hence:  Any  sea  or  broad  sheet  of  water  interspersed  with 
  many  islands  or  with  a  group  of  islands. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  archipelago 
  n  :  a  group  of  many  islands  in  a  large  body  of  water 




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