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

  • An ancient country of southwest Asia in present-day southwest Iran. It was established east of the Tigris River before 3000 B.C. and was known for its warlike people, traditionally thought to be descended from Noah's son Shem.

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  • proper n. an ancient civilization established in what is now south-western Iran before 3000 BC; its capital was Susa and its inhabitants were Elamites; known in classical times as Susiana

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  • n. an ancient country in southwestern Asia to the east of the Tigris River (in what is modern Iran); was known for its warlike people

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