- a group of islands
- something scattered around like an archipelago (1)
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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 Ægean Sea,
separating Greece from Asia Minor. It is studded with a vast number of
2. Hence: Any sea or broad sheet of water
interspersed with many islands or with a group of islands.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Archipel`ago, originally the Ægean Sea, now the name of any similar
sea interspersed with islands, or the group of islands included in it.
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