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Americus Vespucius

Definition of the noun americus vespucius

What does americus vespucius mean as a name of something?


  1. Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America; America was named in his honor (1454-1512)

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Google previewHarper's encyclopaedia of United States history from 458 A. D. to 1909, based upon the plan of Benson John Lossing (1905)

by Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson

Americus Vespucius, a Florentine, and an agent of the de' Medici family of Florence, was in Spain when the great discovery of Columbus was made. In May, 1499, Vespucius sailed from Spain with Alonzo de Ojeda as an adventurer and ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Chemoetymology (2006)

The Whys and Whences of Chemical Nomenclature and Terminology by Alexander Senning

derived from americium and -ate americium Am, named for America, ultimately from the latinized name Americus Vespucius of the Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512) Ames test named for the US biochemist Bruce N. Ames ( born ...

Google previewAn Universal, Historical, Geographical, Chronological and Poetical Dictionary, Exactly Describing the Situation, Extent, Customs ... of All Kingdoms ... (1703)

Containing Likewise the Lives of the Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, and Primitive Fathers; Emperors, Kings, Princes ...

of Castile and Aragon, who furnished him with Ships, that they resolved to send thither again; Americus Vespucius then in Spain, presented himself, and went as Merchant ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

AMERICUS VESPUCIUS, a Florentine gentleman, from whom...

assisted by Americus Vespucius, who was known to be deeply skilled in the science of navigation.

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