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  • n. an inactive volcano in Sicily; last erupted in 1961; the highest volcano in Europe (10,500 feet)


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  • (This was what she called Mount Etna and Mount Vesuvius.) ‘It does the lemons and grapes good.’

    The Pink Fairy Book

  • Catanians, who live upon Mount Etna, which is the largest mountain in Sicily.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • In the first days of this spring, the stream of fire issued from Etna, as on former occasions, and destroyed some land of the Catanians, who live upon Mount Etna, which is the largest mountain in Sicily.


  • The flow has been colonised by a shrub called the Mount Etna broom; the honey-sweet scent of its vivid yellow flowers is overwhelming.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • The largest tree in the world is the great chestnut tree at the foot of Mount Etna which is called "Chestnut Tree of a

    My beloved South,

  • More striking, "The Death of Empedocles" shows the philosopher leaping into Mount Etna he goes down, as Pythagoras comes up!

    Return to the Grim and Dark

  • Mount Etna seems to have come back to life, at least for a little while.

    Mount Etna Erupts (PHOTOS)

  • This was famously brought here from Mount Etna and planted in Oxford University's gardens; the seeds escaped to Oxford train station and then spread far and wide along railway tracks, ballast being a good substitute for its native rocks.

    Plantwatch: a great year for wildflowers

  • The small aircraft and its much-hyped hardware hugged the coastline for a few moments before banking away from the Ionian sea and climbing above the olive groves, lemon trees, swimming pools, football pitches and churches towards Mount Etna, which has sent a plume of dark smoke spilling into the clouds that hide its summit.

    Volcanic ash cloud detector test flight raises hopes of clear skies for airlines

  • Far from the temperamental grumblings of Mount Etna, tourist beaches of Taormina and bustling piazzas of Catania, the western coast of Sicily is a rugged, sun-drenched region filled with undiscovered gems and some of the island's most spectacular gastronomy.

    Monique Stringfellow: Sicily's Wild Western Coast


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