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Ae·ga·de·an Isles(ē-gā′dē′ən) also Ae·ga·tes (-tēz)
See Egadi Islands.
Eg·a·di Islands(ĕg′ə-dē) also Ae·ga·de·an Isles (ē-gā′dē-ən) or Ae·ga·tes (-tēz)
An island group of southwest Italy in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sicily. A Roman naval victory over the Carthaginians, achieved in a battle fought in the waters off the islands in 241 bc, ended the First Punic War.
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E•ga•di(ˈɛg ə di)
a group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of W Sicily. 15 sq. mi. (39 sq. km). Also called Aegadian Islands. Ancient, Aegates.
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|Noun||1.||Aegates - a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean|
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