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

  • An island of central Greece in the Aegean Sea east of the mainland. It was settled by Ionian and Thracian colonists and was later controlled by Athens, Rome, Byzantium, Venice, and Turkey before becoming part of Greece in 1830.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a Greek island just off the eastern coast of Greece in the Aegean Sea.


From Ancient Greek Εὔβοια (Euboia). (Wiktionary)



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