South Sea


Definition of 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 bars— Peter Heaton

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First Known Use of South Sea

1622, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for South Sea

from South Seas, the waters of the southern hemisphere

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“South Sea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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