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(Placename) an island in the SW Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: of volcanic origin, with hot springs; centre of early Aegean civilization, where the Venus de Milo was found. Pop: 4771 (2001). Area: 132 sq km (51 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Mílos
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(ˈmi lɒs, -loʊs)

also Milos

a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the SW Aegean. 4560; 51 sq. mi. (132 sq. km).
Me′li•an, adj., n.
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