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vi·gi·a

 (vĭ-jē′ə, -hē′-)
n.
A warning on a navigational chart indicating a possible rock, shoal, or other hazard, the exact position of which is unknown.

[Spanish vigía, from Portuguese vigia, from vigiar, to look out, from Latin vigilāre; see vigilante.]

vigia

(ˈvɪdʒɪə)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a navigational hazard marked on a chart although its existence and nature has not been confirmed
[C19: from Spanish vigía reef, from Latin vigilāre to keep watch]
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Kicking off in UNESCO World Heritage city of Havana, get a glimpse of daily Cuban life through personal encounters with locals, and visit the Museum of the Revolution and Finca Vigia ("Lookout Farm"), Ernest Hemingway's winter home.
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