Definition of da Gama, Vasco in US English:

da Gama, Vasco

proper noun

  • (c.1469–1524), Portuguese explorer. He led the first European expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497, sighting and naming Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean and arriving in Calicut (now Kozhikode) in 1498. He also established colonies in Mozambique.

Pronunciation

da Gama, Vasco

/də ˈɡämə/