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

  • An island group of southwest Italy in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sicily. A Roman naval victory over the Carthaginians, achieved in a battle fought in the waters off the islands in 241 B.C., ended the First Punic War.

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  • n. a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean

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