South Sea


: of or relating to the seas of the southern hemisphere and especially the South Pacific
thatched huts and coconut palms of the South Sea islands
South Sea pirate schooners with tall, raking masts, loaded to the gunwale with rum and gold barsPeter Heaton

Word History


from South Seas, the waters of the southern hemisphere

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of South Sea was in 1622

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“South Sea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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