Meaning of “archipelago” in the English Dictionary

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"archipelago" in British English

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archipelagonoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɑː.kɪˈpel.ə.ɡəʊ/ us /ˌɑːr.kəˈpel.ə.ɡoʊ/ plural archipelagos or archipelagoes

(Definition of “archipelago” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"archipelago" in American English

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archipelagonoun [ C ]

us /ˌɑr·kəˈpel·əˌɡoʊ, ˌɑr·tʃə-/ plural archipelagoes or archipelagos

a group of islands, or an area of sea where there are many islands:

The Hawaiian archipelago is made up of a number of large islands and some extremely small ones.

(Definition of “archipelago” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)