Greek island of the SW Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea: 58 sq mi (150 sq km)
It. name Mi′lo
also Me·los or Mi·lo
An island of southeast Greece in the Cyclades Islands of the Aegean Sea. It was a flourishing trade and obsidian-mining center in ancient times but lost importance when bronze replaced obsidian as a material for tools and weapons. The famous statue Venus de Milo was discovered here in 1820.