argosy

[ ahr-guh-see ]
/ ˈɑr gə si /

noun, plural ar·go·sies.

a large merchant ship, especially one with a rich cargo.
a fleet of such ships.
an opulent supply.

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Origin of argosy

1570–80; earlier ragusy<Italian (nave) ragusea (ship) of Ragusa
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British Dictionary definitions for argosy

argosy
/ (ˈɑːɡəsɪ) /

noun plural -sies

archaic, or poetic a large abundantly laden merchant ship, or a fleet of such ships

Word Origin for argosy

C16: from Italian Ragusea (nave) (ship) of Ragusa
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