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

  • An ancient city of central Greece southwest of Thebes. It was the site of a major Greek victory over the Persians in 479 B.C.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a former town in Boeotia; site of a battle between the Greeks and Persians in 479 BC
  • n. a defeat of the Persian army by the Greeks at Plataea in 479 BC


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