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[si-pang-goh] /sɪˈpæŋ goʊ/
noun, Archaic.
1. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • It was Cipango which Columbus and all the voyagers for half a century after him were seeking.

  • Once more he ran over the scheme which had brought him from Cipango.

  • What know I of the wonders of Cipango, since Candia lieth in an opposite course?

    Mercedes of Castile J. Fenimore Cooper
  • But it was plain enough that the island they had found was not Cipango.

  • This, he concluded, could be no other than Cipango, or Japan.

  • It may be that less than two months' sailing, calm and wind, would bring us to Cipango.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • The great island was Cipango, and across the extent of it ran in fine lettering.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • Or neighbor to Cipango, increasingly rich and civilized as we go.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • But it was a great island, natheless, and one day might be as Cipango.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • Being attacked from Cipango, they got in the rear of the enemy, took possession of their fleet, and put off for the main island.

British Dictionary definitions for Cipango


(in medieval legend) an island E of Asia: called Zipangu by Marco Polo and sought by Columbus; identified with Japan
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