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Meaning of Dodecanese

Do•dec•a•nese

Pronunciation: (dō-dek"u-nēs', -nēz', dō"dek-u-), [key]
— n.
  1. a group of 12 Greek islands in the Aegean, off the SW coast of Turkey: belonged to Italy 1911–45. 121,017; 1035 sq. mi. (2680 sq. km).
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