a. vespucci


[ve-spoo-chee, -spyoo-; Italian ves-poot-chee]
Amerigo [uh-mer-i-goh; Italian ah-me-ree-gaw] , (Americus Vespucius) 1451–1512, Italian merchant, adventurer, and explorer after whom America was named.
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Vespucci (vɛˈspuːtʃɪ)
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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