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Definition of "flota" [‖Flo•ta]

  • A fleet, especially a fleet of Spanish ships which formerly sailed every year from Cadiz to Vera Cruz, in Mexico, to transport to Spain the production of Spanish America. (noun)

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Use "flota" in a sentence
  • "But prize money was only one factor; the flota was a primary objective."
  • "And the flota is the squadron that brings the treasure, &c., from Mexico and New Spain, which make up at La Vera Cruz."
  • "In 1554 he was appointed captain-general of the "flota" or convoy which carried the trade between Spain and America."
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