Weddell Sea[wə del′, wed′əl]
Weddell Sea definition by Webster's New World
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section of the Atlantic east of the Antarctic Peninsula
Origin: after James Weddell (1787-1834), British whaler who discovered it (1823)
Weddell Sea definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A sea of the southern Atlantic Ocean off western Antarctica east of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is named for James Weddell (1787-1834), a British navigator.