from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island of eastern Greece in the Aegean Sea near the northwest coast of Turkey. An important Aeolian settlement, Lesbos was noted for its lyric poets, including Sappho, in the seventh century B.C. After occupation by various powers, the island was annexed by Greece in 1913.
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- proper n. The classical name for the island of Greece in the north-eastern Aegean Sea.
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- n. an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry
From Ancient Greek Λέσβος (Lesbos). (Wiktionary)