Definition of Vespucci, Amerigo in English:

Vespucci, Amerigo

Line breaks: Ame|rigo Ves|pucci
Pronunciation: /vɛˈspuːtʃi
( 1451–1512), Italian merchant and explorer. He travelled to the New World, reaching the coast of Venezuela on his first voyage (1499–1500) and exploring the Brazilian coastline in 1501-2. The Latin form of his first name is believed to have given rise to the name of America.

Definition of Vespucci, Amerigo in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily