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

  • The countries bordering on the eastern Mediterranean Sea from Turkey to Egypt.
  • n. A heavy, coarse-grained morocco leather often used in bookbinding. Also called Levant morocco.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea variously:
  • proper n. An easterly wind, generally in the western Mediterranean Sea


After Levant 1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French levant ("rising, sun's point of rising"), form of lever ("to rise"), from Latin levō ("to rise"), from levis ("light, not heavy"). (Wiktionary)



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