Pronunciation: (eg'u-dē; It., e'gä-dē), [key]
a group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of W Sicily. 15 sq. mi. (39 sq. km). Also called Aegadian Islands, Aegadean Islands. Ancient, Aegates.
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