from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An arm of the Mediterranean Sea between the Italian peninsula and the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily. The Strait of Messina connects it with the Ionian Sea.
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- proper n. A part of the Mediterranean Sea off the western coast of Italy, bounded by Corsica and Sardinia (west), Tuscany, Lazio, Campania, and Calabria (east), and Sicily (south).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an arm of the Mediterranean between Italy and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia and Sicily
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