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Cab·ot

 (kăb′ət), John Originally Giovanni Caboto. 1450?-1498?
Italian-born explorer who commanded the first English expedition to visit the North American mainland (1497).

Cabot

, Sebastian 1476?-1557.
Italian-born explorer and cartographer who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage (1509) and a Spanish expedition to South America (1525-1530). He published a map of the world in 1544.

Cabot

(ˈkæbət)
n
1. (Biography) John Italian name Giovanni Caboto. 1450–98, Italian explorer, who landed in North America in 1497, under patent from Henry VII of England, and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland
2. (Biography) his son, Sebastian. ?1476–1557, Italian navigator and cartographer, who served the English and Spanish crowns: explored the La Plata region of Brazil (1526–30)

Cab•ot

(ˈkæb ət)

n.
1. John (Giovanni Caboto), c1450–98?, Italian navigator for England: discoverer of North American mainland 1497.
2. his son, Sebastian, 1474?–1557, English navigator and explorer.
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Noun1.Cabot - son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of BrazilCabot - son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
2.Cabot - Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)Cabot - Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)