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Noun: Rhodes  rowdz
  1. A Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos; site of the Colossus of Rhodes
    - Rodhos
  2. British colonial financier and statesman in South Africa; made a fortune in gold and diamond mining; helped colonize the territory now known as Zimbabwe; he endowed annual fellowships for British Commonwealth and United States students to study at Oxford University (1853-1902)
    - Cecil Rhodes, Cecil J. Rhodes, Cecil John Rhodes

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Type of: Aegean island, coloniser [Brit], colonizer, financier, moneyman

Part of: Dhodhekanisos, Dodecanese, Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic

Encyclopedia: Rhodes, Moselle