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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Archipelago 'Aegean sea' (16-19 centuries), from Italian, 'main sea', from arci- (from Latin archi-; ARCH-) + Greek pelagos 'sea'

archipelago

noun
     
Related topics: Geography
ar‧chi‧pel‧a‧go plural archipelagos [countable]
SG a group of small islands

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