Aegadean Isles

noun
1. a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean
Instance Hypernyms: ↑island
Part Holonyms: ↑Sicily, ↑Sicilia, ↑Mediterranean, ↑Mediterranean Sea
2. islands west of Sicily (now known as the Egadi Islands) where the Romans won a naval victory over the Carthaginians that ended the first Punic War in 241 BC
Syn: ↑Aegates Isles
Instance Hypernyms: ↑naval battle
Part Holonyms: ↑Punic War

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  • Aegadean Islands — noun a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑Egadi Islands, ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑Isole Egadi, ↑Aegates • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑Sicily …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aegates Isles — noun islands west of Sicily (now known as the Egadi Islands) where the Romans won a naval victory over the Carthaginians that ended the first Punic War in 241 BC • Syn: ↑Aegadean Isles • Instance Hypernyms: ↑naval battle • Part Holonyms: ↑Punic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aegadian Islands — noun ɪˈɡeɪdiən ˈaɪlændz A group of islands located off the western coast of Sicily. In the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas lie several archipelagos of small Italian islands, some measuring only a few hundred meters across: the Pontine Islands,… …   Wiktionary

  • Aegates — noun a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑Egadi Islands, ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑Aegadean Islands, ↑Isole Egadi • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Egadi Islands — noun a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑Aegadean Islands, ↑Isole Egadi, ↑Aegates • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑Sicily …   Useful english dictionary

  • Isole Egadi — noun a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑Egadi Islands, ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑Aegadean Islands, ↑Aegates • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑Si …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mediterranean Sea — noun the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia • Syn: ↑Mediterranean • Derivationally related forms: ↑Mediterranean (for: ↑Mediterranean) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑sea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sicilia — noun 1. the Italian region on the island of Sicily • Syn: ↑Sicily • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Italian region • Part Holonyms: ↑Italy, ↑Italian Republic, ↑Italia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sicily — noun 1. the Italian region on the island of Sicily (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Sicilia • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Italian region • Part Holonyms: ↑Italy, ↑Italian Republic, ↑Italia …   Useful english dictionary

  • naval battle — noun a pitched battle between naval fleets • Hypernyms: ↑battle, ↑conflict, ↑fight, ↑engagement • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Actium, ↑Aegates Isles, ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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