[uh-mer-i-goh;; Italian ah-me-ree-gaw] /əˈmɛr ɪˌgoʊ;; Italian ˌɑ mɛˈri gɔ/ (Show IPA), (Americus Vespucius) 1451–1512, Italian merchant, adventurer, and explorer after whom America was named.
The claims of Amerigo Vespucci to a previous discovery are doubtful.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2 Various
The pilot of this expedition was an Italian, named Amerigo Vespucci.
A History of the Philippines David P. Barrows
Ojeda was accompanied on this voyage by a Florentine, whose name was Amerigo Vespucci.
Peter Parley’s Tales About America and Australia Samuel Griswold Goodrich
He was appointed chief pilot of Spain after the death of Amerigo Vespucci in 1512.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXXIII, 1519-1522 Antonio Pigafetta
Amerigo Vespucci “to this day remains under a cloud for things he did not do.”
My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
Wildeve came like Amerigo Vespucci, and received the honours due to those who had gone before.
Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
On these documents the new world is called America, after Amerigo Vespucci, its supposed discoverer.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 6 Various
The discoveries and adventures of Amerigo Vespucci, a Portuguese explorer, were widely read.
Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. S. A. Reilly
Amerigo Vespucci said that if Paradise did exist on this planet it could not be far from the Brazilian coast.
The South American Republics Part I of II Thomas C. Dawson
People later on said that Amerigo Vespucci had discovered a new continent, and that it ought to be called by his name.
Stories That Words Tell Us Elizabeth O’Neill
Amerigo (ameˈriːɡo), Latin name Americus Vespucius. ?1454–1512, Florentine navigator in the New World (1499–1500; 1501–02), after whom the continent of America was named
(def 1). of or relating to Amerindians. Historical Examples This young Amerindian was dressed in beaver garments which were a nest of vermin. Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston He brought the great Amerindian nation of the Dakotas into direct relations with the French. Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston The only domestic animal possessed […]
not divided into parts; having no meristem.
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a city in the central Netherlands. Historical Examples In the night the allies retreated to Amersfoort, leaving 300 sick behind them. The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell Animals of this region had never seen a town larger than Amersfoort. The Chauffeur and the Chaperon C. N. Williamson After a stiff climb […]