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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Origin and Etymology of south sea
from South Seas, the waters of the southern hemisphere
First Known Use: 1622See Words from the same year
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