Definition of Vespucci, Amerigo in English:

Vespucci, Amerigo

proper noun

  • (1451–1512), Italian merchant and explorer. He reached the coast of Venezuela on his first voyage 1499–1500 and explored the Brazilian coastline 1501–02. The Latin form of his first name is believed to have given rise to the name of America.

Pronunciation:

Vespucci, Amerigo

/vesˈp(y)o͞oCHē/