Definition of John cabot
1. Noun. Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498).
Lexicographical Neighbors of John Cabot
Literary usage of John cabot
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. John and Sebastian Cabot: Biographical Notice, with Documents by Francesco Tarducci, Henry Francis Brownson (1893)
"What Point in North America it was that john cabot first discovered in 1494. ... WHAT was the point that john cabot discovered to which he gave the name of ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1901)
"... the Italian merchant adventurer john cabot, sailed away again from these same Bristol wharves, in charge of live ships carrying men and goods suitable ..."
3. History of the United States of America by Henry William Elson (1904)
"john cabot Continental America was not first discovered by Columbus, but by John Cabot, who like Columbus was an Italian and a native of Genoa. ..."
4. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"CHAPTER II IN THE WAKE OF COLUMBUS The news of Columbia's discoveries soon spread through western Europe, and in May, 1497, john cabot sailed from Bristol, ..."
5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1873)
"On March 5, 1496, john cabot and his three sons obtained a patent from Henry VII., ... Under this charter, john cabot, some time in May, 1497, embarked in a ..."