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

  • An island of southeast Greece in the Aegean Sea. The largest of the Cyclades, it was famous in ancient times as a center of Dionysian worship. Naxos belonged to Venice and then Turkey before it became part of independent Greece in 1829.

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  • proper n. An island in the center of the Cyclades
  • proper n. A town in Greece located on an homonymous island.


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