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

  • An ancient city of Persia northeast of modern Shiraz in southwest Iran. It was the ceremonial capital of Darius I and his successors. Its ruins include the palaces of Darius and Xerxes and a citadel that contained the treasury looted by Alexander the Great.

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  • proper n. an ancient city of Persia.

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  • n. an ancient city that was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire; now in ruins

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