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Archipelago

(Encyclopedia) Archipelago ärkĭpĕl´əgō [key] [Ital., from Gr.,=chief sea], ancient name of the Aegean Sea , later applied to the numerous islands it contains. The word now…

Brewer's: Queen of the Eastern Archipelago

The island of Java. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Queen of the MayQueen of the Dripping-pan A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U…

Zhoushan Archipelago

(Encyclopedia) Zhoushan Archipelago jō-shän [key], NE Zhejiang prov., China, in the East China Sea, at the entrance to Hangzhou Bay. It includes the main island of Zhoushan and about…

Louisiade Archipelago

(Encyclopedia) Louisiade Archipelago lo͞oē˝zēăd´, –äd´ [key], SW Pacific, part of Papua New Guinea . The archipelago comprises c.10 volcanic islands and numerous coral reefs. The…