Archipelago Ar`chi*pel"a*go, n.; pl. {-goes} or {-gos}. [It. arcipelago, properly, chief sea; Gr. pref ? + ? sea, perh. akin to ? blow, and expressing the beating of the waves. See {Plague}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The Grecian Archipelago, or [AE]gean Sea, separating Greece from Asia Minor. It is studded with a vast number of small islands. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: Any sea or broad sheet of water interspersed with many islands or with a group of islands. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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