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Archipelago

(ärkĭpĕl`əgō) [Ital., from Gr.,=chief sea], ancient name of the Aegean SeaAegean Sea,
Gr. Aigaion Pelagos, Turkish Ege Denizi, arm of the Mediterranean Sea, c.400 mi (640 km) long and 200 mi (320 km) wide, off SE Europe between Greece and Turkey; Crete and Rhodes mark its southern limit.
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, later applied to the numerous islands it contains. The word now designates any cluster of islands.

archipelago

[‚är·kə′pel·ə‚gō]
(geography)
A large group of islands.
A sea that has a large group of islands within it.

archipelago

1. a group of islands
2. a sea studded with islands
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