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

  • A region of southern Italy forming the toe of the Italian "boot.” Founded as a Greek colony, it was taken by the Romans in 268 B.C. and by the Byzantine Empire in the ninth century A.D.

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  • proper n. A region of southern Italy.

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

  • n. a region of southern Italy (forming the toe of the Italian `boot')


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