argosy


ar·go·sy

noun \ˈär-gə-sē\
plural ar·go·sies

Definition of ARGOSY

1
:  a large ship; especially :  a large merchant ship <three of your argosies are … come to harbor — Shakespeare>
2
:  a fleet of ships
3
:  a rich supply <an argosy of railway folklore — F. P. Donovan>

Examples of ARGOSY

  1. <a book that is an argosy of stories and legends about the golden age of Hollywood>

Origin of ARGOSY

modification of Italian ragusea Ragusan vessel, from Ragusa, Dalmatia (now Dubrovnik, Croatia)
First Known Use: 1581

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