from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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. Population: 901,000.

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

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

  • n. capital city of the Piemonte region of northwestern Italy


Ultimately from the name of the Taurini tribe. (Wiktionary)


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