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Adriatic

[ey-dree-at-ik, ad-ree-] /ˌeɪ driˈæt ɪk, ˌæd ri-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Adriatic Sea.
noun
Related forms
trans-Adriatic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Adriatic

Adriatic

/ˌeɪdrɪˈætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Adriatic Sea, or to the inhabitants of its coast or islands
noun
2.
the Adriatic, short for the Adriatic Sea
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Word Origin and History for Adriatic

sea east of Italy, from Latin Adriaticus, from town of Atria (modern Atri) in Picenum, once a seaport but now more than 12 miles inland. The name is perhaps from atra, neuter of atrum "black," hence "the black city;" or else it represents Illyrian adur "water, sea."

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