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Ae·ga·de·an Isles(ē-gā′dē′ən) also Ae·ga·tes (-tēz)
See Egadi Islands.
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|Noun||1.||Aegadean Isles - a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean|
|2.||Aegadean Isles - islands west of Sicily (now known as the Egadi Islands) where the Romans won a naval victory over the Carthaginians that ended the first Punic War in 241 BC|
Punic War - one of the three wars between Carthage and Rome that resulted in the destruction of Carthage and its annexation by Rome; 264-241 BC, 218-201 BC, 149-146 BC
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