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Ponce de León

[pons duh lee-uh n; Spanish pawn-the th e le-awn, pawn-se] /ˈpɒns də ˈli ən; Spanish ˈpɔn θɛ ðɛ lɛˈɔn, ˈpɔn sɛ/
[hwahn] /ʰwɑn/ (Show IPA),
c1460–1521, Spanish explorer. Unabridged
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  • We saw friends—juan ponce de leon and others—but they were helpless.

    1492 Mary Johnston
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Ponce de León

/ˈpɒns də ˈliːən; Spanish ˈpɔnθe ðe leˈɔn/
Juan (xwan). ?1460–1521, Spanish explorer. He settled (1509) and governed (1510–12) Puerto Rico and discovered (1513) Florida
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