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Noun: Cabot  ka-but
  1. Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
    - John Cabot, Giovanni Cabato
     
  2. Son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
    - Sebastian Cabot

Type of: adventurer, cartographer, explorer, map maker, navigator

Encyclopedia: Cabot, Pennsylvania