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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Dias, Bartolomeu 1450?-1500. Portuguese navigator who was the first to round the Cape of Good Hope. Because of storms he did not actually sight it until the return leg of his voyage (May 1488).

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  • n. Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)

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