from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A group of islands of southeast Greece in the southern Aegean Sea. The name was used in ancient times for the islands surrounding Delos.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An Aegean island chain in southeast-central Greece, surrounding the main island Delos, further including the islands of Andros, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Syra, Tinos and Zea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the pre-Mycenaean civilization on the Cyclades islands in the S Aegean sea.
- n. an archipelago consisting of over 200 islands in the southern Aegean sea.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a group of over 200 islands in the southern Aegean
- n. the Bronze Age civilization on the Cyclades islands in the southern Aegean Sea that flourished 3000-1100 BC
From Ancient Greek Κυκλάδες (Kyklades), plural of Κυκλάς (Kyklas), from κύκλος (kyklos, "circle, ring"). (Wiktionary)