Vespucci

[ ve-spoo-chee, -spyoo-; Italian ves-poot-chee ]
/ vɛˈspu tʃi, -ˈspyu-; Italian vɛsˈput tʃi /

noun

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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Vespucci
/ (vɛˈspuːtʃɪ) /

noun

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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