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Melos

[mee-los, -lohs, mel-os, -ohs; Greek mee-laws] /ˈmi lɒs, -loʊs, ˈmɛl ɒs, -oʊs; Greek ˈmi lɔs/
noun
1.
a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the SW Aegean: statue, Venus de Milo, found here 1820. 51 sq. mi. (132 sq. km).
Also, Milo, Milos.
Related forms
Melian
[mee-lee-uh n, meel-yuh n] /ˈmi li ən, ˈmil yən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun

Milo

[mahy-loh; for 1 also Greek mee-law] /ˈmaɪ loʊ; for 1 also Greek ˈmi lɔ/
noun
1.
Also, Milos
[Greek mee-laws] /Greek ˈmi lɔs/ (Show IPA)
. Melos.
2.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for milos's

Melos

/ˈmiːlɒs/
noun
1.
an island in the SW Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: of volcanic origin, with hot springs; centre of early Aegean civilization, where the Venus de Milo was found. Pop: 4771 (2001). Area: 132 sq km (51 sq miles) Modern Greek name Mílos

milo

/ˈmaɪləʊ/
noun (pl) -los
1.
any of various early-growing cultivated varieties of sorghum with heads of yellow or pinkish seeds resembling millet
Word Origin
C19: from Sotho maili
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Related Abbreviations for milos's

MILO

magnetically insulated line oscillator
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