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Cipango

[si-pang-goh] /sɪˈpæŋ goʊ/
noun, Archaic.
1.
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  • 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

Cipango

/sɪˈpæŋɡəʊ/
noun
1.
(in medieval legend) an island E of Asia: called Zipangu by Marco Polo and sought by Columbus; identified with Japan
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