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[kah-pree, kap-ree, kuh-pree] /ˈkɑ pri, ˈkæp ri, kəˈpri/
an island in W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: grottoes; resort. 5½ sq. mi. (14 sq. km).


a combining form meaning “goat,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (Capricorn); used in the formation of compound words (caprifoliaceous).
Origin of capri-
< Latin, combining form of caper goat; see caper1 Unabridged
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/kəˈpriː; Italian ˈkapri/
an island off W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: resort since Roman times. Pop: 12 200 (2002 est). Area: about 13 sq km (5 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Capri

island in the Bay of Naples, of unknown origin: Latin capra "she-goat," Greek kapros "boar," Etruscan capra "burial place" all have been suggested. As a type of wine, 1877; as a type of pants, 1956 (see Capri pants).

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Capri in Culture
Capri [(kuh-pree, kah-pree, kap-ree)]

Island in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy.

Note: An international tourist attraction, Capri is known for its beautiful scenery.
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