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Les·bos(lĕz′bŏs, -bōs) also Lés·vos (-vôs)
An island of eastern Greece in the Aegean Sea near the northwest coast of Anatolia. An important Aeolian settlement, Lesbos was noted for its lyric poets, including Sappho, in the seventh century bc. After occupation by various powers, the island was annexed by Greece in 1913.
(Placename) an island in the E Aegean, off the NW coast of Turkey: a centre of lyric poetry, led by Alcaeus and Sappho (6th century bc); annexed to Greece in 1913. Chief town: Mytilene. Pop: 90 642 (2001). Area: 1630 sq km (630 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Lésvos Former name: Mytilene
Les•bos(ˈlɛz bɒs, -boʊs)
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|Noun||1.||Lesbos - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry|
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Aeolia, Aeolis - an ancient coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) where the Aeolians founded several cities around 1100 BC
Lesbian - a resident of Lesbos