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Vespucci, Amerigo

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishVespucci, AmerigoAmerigo VespucciVes‧puc‧ci, A‧mer‧i‧go /veˈspuːtʃi, æˈmeriːɡəʊ/  (1454–1512) an Italian sailor and explorer who sailed to the Caribbean Sea and South America and discovered the place where the Amazon River flows into the sea. The name ‘America’ comes from his name.
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