Meaning of Sporades

Spor•a•des

Pronunciation: (spôr'u-dēz" Gk. spô-rä'&thslashes), [key]
— n.pl.
  1. two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the oneoff the E coast of Greece; the otherincluding the Dodecanese, off the SW coast of Asia Minor.
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