from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northwest Italy on the Po River west-southwest of Milan. An important Roman town, it was later a Lombard duchy and the capital of the kingdom of Sardinia (1720–1861). It was also the first capital of the new kingdom of Italy.

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  • proper noun Province of Piedmont, Italy.
  • proper noun Capital city of the province of Turin.

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  • noun capital city of the Piemonte region of northwestern Italy


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Ultimately from the name of the Taurini tribe.


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