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Cos, a Turkish island of the Archipelago, off the coast of Asia Minor. It is 23 miles long by 5 broad, and consists partly of hills, and partly of fertile plains, which produce cotton, grain, lemons, wine, and silk, as well as the far-famed "Sultana" raisins, There are many ancient Greek remains. The capital, Cos, on the N.E. coast, has a fortress built by the knights of Rhodes, who once possessed the isle, and is said to occupy the site of a temple of AEsculapius. Apelles the painter, and Harpocrates the physician, were born here, and the wine and "Coae vestes" were famous in ancient times.