from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southeast Iraq on the Shatt al Arab near the Persian Gulf. The only port in the country, it was heavily damaged during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) and the Persian Gulf War (1991). Population: 2,010,000.
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- proper n. A city and port in southeast Iraq.
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- n. the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq
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