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Columbus

his name is Latinized from his native Italian Cristoforo Colombo, in Spanish Cristóbal Colón.

America was discovered accidentally by a great seaman who was looking for something else, and most of the exploration for the next fifty years was done in the hope of getting through or around it. [S.E. Morison, "The Oxford History of the United States," 1965]

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Definitions of Columbus

Columbus (n.)
the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University;
Synonyms: capital of Ohio
Columbus (n.)
Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506);
Synonyms: Christopher Columbus / Cristoforo Colombo / Cristobal Colon
Columbus (n.)
a town in eastern Mississippi near the border with Alabama;
Columbus (n.)
a city in western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River; industrial center;
From wordnet.princeton.edu