Ponce de León
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Ponce de Le·ón(pŏns′ də lē′ən, lē-ōn′, pōn′thĕ thĕ lĕ-ōn′, pōn′sĕ), Juan 1460-1521.
Spanish explorer who sailed with Columbus on his second voyage (1493-1494) and who explored and named Florida (1513) while looking for the legendary Fountain of Youth.
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Ponce de León(ˈpɒns də ˈliːən; Spanish ˈpɔnθe ðe leˈɔn)
(Biography) Juan (xwan). ?1460–1521, Spanish explorer. He settled (1509) and governed (1510–12) Puerto Rico and discovered (1513) Florida
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Ponce de Le•ón(ˈpɒns də ˈli ən, ˈpɒn seɪ deɪ liˈoʊn)
Juan, c1460–1521, Spanish explorer.
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|Noun||1.||Ponce de Leon - Spanish explorer who accompanied Columbus on his second trip in 1493; in 1513 he discovered Florida while searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth (1460-1521)|
navigator - in earlier times, a person who explored by ship
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