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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A former Barbary state on the northern coast of Africa south and west of the ancient city of Carthage. It was conquered by the Turks in 1574 and later became a French protectorate (1881).
  • The capital and largest city of Tunisia, in the northern part of the country on the Gulf of Tunis, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea. It occupies a site near the ruins of ancient Carthage.

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  • proper noun The capital of Tunisia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the capital and principal port of Tunisia

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