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Argonaut

[ ahr-guh-nawt, -not ]
/ ˈɑr gəˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt /
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noun
Classical Mythology. a member of the band of men who sailed to Colchis with Jason in the ship Argo in search of the Golden Fleece.
(sometimes lowercase) a person in quest of something dangerous but rewarding; adventurer.
a person who moved to California during the gold rush of 1849.
(lowercase) paper nautilus.
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Origin of Argonaut

<Latin Argonauta<Greek Argonaútēs crewman of the ship Argo; see nautical

OTHER WORDS FROM Argonaut

Ar·go·nau·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Argonaut

Argonaut
/ (ˈɑːɡəˌnɔːt) /

noun
Greek myth one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in quest of the Golden Fleece
a person who took part in the Californian gold rush of 1849
another name for the paper nautilus

Derived forms of Argonaut

Argonautic, adjective

Word Origin for Argonaut

C16: from Greek Argonautēs, from Argō the name of Jason's ship + nautēs sailor
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