Cyclades

Cyclades

[sik-luh-deez]
noun
a group of Greek islands in the S Aegean. 1023 sq. mi. (2650 sq. km).
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cyclas

[sik-luhs]
noun, plural cyclades [sik-luh-deez] .
1.
a tunic or surcoat, longer in back than in front, worn over armor in the Middle Ages.
2.
a similar, full-length garment worn by women.
3.
a round robe with an elaborately ornamented border, worn by women in ancient Rome.

Origin:
1825–35; < Medieval Latin, Latin < Greek kyklás, noun use of kyklás encircling, akin to kýklos cycle

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Cyclades (ˈsɪkləˌdiːz)
 
pl n
Modern Greek name: Kikládhes a group of over 200 islands in the S Aegean Sea, forming a department of Greece. Capital: Hermoupolis (Ermoupoli, on Syros). Pop: 112 615 (2001). Area: 2572 sq km (993 sq miles)

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