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Cabot

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Pronunciation: /ˈkabət
 
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Definition of Cabot in English:

1The name of two Italian explorers and navigators:
1.1 John ( circa 1450-circa 1498); Italian name Giovanni Caboto. He sailed from Bristol in 1497 in search of Asia, but in fact landed on the mainland of North America, the first European to do so.
1.2 Sebastian ( circa 1475–1557), son of John. Sebastian accompanied his father on his voyage in 1497 and made further voyages after the latter’s death, most notably to Brazil and the River Plate (1526).

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