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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient city of south-central Italy on the Bay of Naples. A popular resort during Roman times, it was completely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (A.D. 79). Important ruins have been unearthed since the early 1700s.

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  • n. ancient city; now destroyed

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