noun pl. argosies
- a large ship, esp. a merchant ship
- a fleet of such ships
Origin: earlier ragusy < It (nave) Ragusea, (vessel of) Ragusa (in Croatia); sp. infl. by the Argo
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noun pl. ar·go·sies
- Nautical a. A large merchant ship.b. A fleet of ships.
- A rich source or supply: an argosy of adventure lore.
Origin: Alteration of obsolete ragusye, from Italian ragusea, vessel of Ragusa (Dubrovnik).