Rhode Island

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Type Island & Political Subdivision
Usage English

Meaning & History

Name of a state in the United States, said to have been named by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano when he passed through in 1524, based on an imagined similarity between modern Block Island and the Greek Isle of Rhodes, or possibly from Dutch Roodt Eylandt, literally "red island", a name given by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block.
Added 8/8/2014 by Fanny
Edited 3/1/2017 by Mike C, Beautiful Victory and Fanny