argosy

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EtymologyEdit

Alteration of Italian ragusea ‎(a large ship), after the maritime city of Ragusa, now Dubrovnik.

NounEdit

argosy ‎(plural argosies)

  1. A merchant ship.
  2. A merchant flotilla, fleet.
    • 1594, Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew:
      Gremio, 'tis known my father hath no less Than three great argosies, besides two galliasses, And twelve tight galleys; these I will assure her, And twice as much, whate'er thou offer'st next.
  3. A collection of lore.

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