[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.
Historical Examples

Since it had to be so, let us be thankful that it was Vespucci’s first name which was selected, and not his last one.
American Men of Action Burton E. Stevenson

To say the truth, Vespucci shone only by reflection from an age of glory.
Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia Various

The fourth voyage was undertaken the next year, and on this Vespucci explored portions of the coast of Brazil.
The Century of Columbus James J. Walsh

These essentials have been furnished by the rehabilitator of Vespucci with some audacity.
The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo Vespucci

Vespucci asserts that an encounter took place during his first voyage with this number of casualties.
The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo Vespucci

The evidence against Vespucci is cumulative and quite conclusive.
The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo Vespucci

Vespucci seems to have been one of these promoters of Hojeda’s voyage.
The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo Vespucci

Vespucci may be acquitted of having contemplated so great an injustice.
The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo Vespucci

The map of Juan de la Cosa is important when we come to the consideration of the statements in the letters of Vespucci.
The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo Vespucci

These voyages rest only on Vespucci’s own statements, which are not to be implicitly believed.
The Spanish Pioneers Charles F. Lummis

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

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