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or Ver·raz·za·no  (vĕr′ə-zä′nō, -rä-tsä′-), Giovanni da 1485?-1528?
Italian explorer of the Atlantic coast of North America.


(Italian verraˈtsaːno) or


(Biography) Giovanni da (dʒoˈvanni da). ?1485–?1528, Florentine navigator; the first European to sight what was to become New York (1524)


or Ver•raz•za•no

(ˌvɛr əˈzɑ noʊ, -ədˈzɑ-, -ətˈsɑ-)

Giovanni da, c1480–1527?, Italian navigator and explorer.
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Noun1.Verrazano - Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)Verrazano - Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
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Most serious athletes could probably complete the course twice over in the time it took me to drag myself from the Verrazano Bridge to Central Park.
It is the first cable-stayed bridge in New York City, and the first major bridge constructed in the City since the Verrazano Bridge in 1964.
7, the Brooklyn resident was found passed out in her car at the Verrazano Bridge toll plaza shortly after 6 p.
Off the track for a lengthy period after his Juddmonte International flop last August, Toronado roared back into action with a comfortable three-quarter-length verdict over Verrazano in what was probably not the strongest renewal of the Queen Anne Stakes.
Champion Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien has six contenders going forward, including Queen Anne runner-up Verrazano.
Verrazano is another stepping up in trip, having finished placed in both the Lockinge and the Queen Anne over a mile since moving to Aidan O'Brien.
Aidan O'Brien has a typically strong hand with Verrazano and War Command.
CORAL ODDS: 15-8 (from 7-4) The Fugue, 11-4 (from 3s) Night Of Thunder, 5 Verrazano, 13-2 War Command, 10 Kingston Hill, 14 Mukadram, True Story.
RYAN MOORE is set to stand in for the suspended Joseph O'Brien in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on Saturday, when he is likely to partner Ballydoyle's US import Verrazano.
IT could be third time lucky for Verrazano in V next week's Coral-Eclipse Stakes at SANDOWN.
ODDS: Toronado (10/11), Verrazano (3/1), Soft Falling Rain (6/1), Tullius (10/1), Anodin (14/1), Mull Of Killough (25/1), Side Glance (25/1), Producer (33/1), Glory Awaits (66/1), Ansgar (100/1)