1. [ noun ] (Italian,geography) a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean
Synonyms: aegadean_islands aegates isole_egadi Egadi_Islands
Related terms: island Mediterranean Sicily
2. [ noun ] (military,Roman antiquity) islands west of Sicily (now known as the Egadi Islands) where the Romans won a naval victory over the Carthaginians that ended the First Punic War in 241 BC
Synonyms: Aegates_Isles
Related terms: naval_battle Mediterranean punic_war Punic_Wars
Similar spelling:   aegadean_islands