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Ar•go•naut  (ärgə nôt′, -not′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Mythology[Class. Myth.]a member of the band of men who sailed to Colchis with Jason in the ship Argo in search of the Golden Fleece.
  2. (sometimes l.c.) a person in quest of something dangerous but rewarding;
  3. American Historya person who moved to California during the gold rush of 1849.
  4. (l.c.) See  paper nautilus. 
Ar′go•nautic, adj. 
  • Greek Argonaútēs crewman of the ship Argo; see nautical
  • Latin Argonauta

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Argonaut /ˈɑːɡəˌnɔːt/ n
  1. one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in quest of the Golden Fleece
  2. a person who took part in the Californian gold rush of 1849
  3. another name for the paper nautilus
Etymology: 16th Century: from Greek Argonautēs, from Argō the name of Jason's ship + nautēs sailor

ˌArgoˈnautic adj

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