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Amerigo Vespucci

[uh-mer-i-goh ve-spoo-chee, -spyoo-; Italian ah-me-ree-gaw ves-poot-chee] /əˈmɛr ɪˌgoʊ vɛˈspu tʃi, -ˈspyu-; Italian ˌɑ mɛˈri gɔ vɛsˈput tʃi/

Vespucci

[ve-spoo-chee, -spyoo-; Italian ves-poot-chee] /vɛˈspu tʃi, -ˈspyu-; Italian vɛsˈput tʃi/
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Amerigo
[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.
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Amerigo Vespucci

/Italian ameˈriːɡo vesˈputtʃi/
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Vespucci

/vɛˈspuːtʃɪ/
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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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