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[ve-spoo-chee, -spyoo-; Italian ves-poot-chee]
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  1. A·me·ri·go [uh-mer-i-goh; Italian ah-me-ree-gaw] /əˈmɛr ɪˌgoʊ; Italian ˌɑ mɛˈri gɔ/, Americus Vespucius, 1451–1512, Italian merchant, adventurer, and explorer after whom America was named.
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Historical Examples

  • To say the truth, Vespucci shone only by reflection from an age of glory.

    Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia


  • The Spaniard, with fire and sword, swiftly followed Vespucci.

    The Birth of the Nation

    Mrs. Roger A. Pryor

  • Reiset bought this portrait in 1841 from the last member of the Vespucci family.

  • Vespucci saw that the country was fertile and the climate pleasant.

  • Vespucci seems to have been one of these promoters of Hojeda's voyage.

British Dictionary definitions for vespucci


  1. 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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