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Cartagena

[kahr-tuh-jee-nuh; Spanish kahr-tah-he-nah] /ˌkɑr təˈdʒi nə; Spanish ˌkɑr tɑˈhɛ nɑ/
noun
1.
a seaport in SE Spain.
2.
a seaport in N Colombia.
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  • Years passed on, and the poor captain next turns up at Cartagena, penniless and pitiable.

  • Nevertheless, it was to Cartagena that they sailed in the middle of March.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • Twice have I sailed to it in direct course from Cartagena, and many's the time I have passed it in the lumber ship.

  • Your books show the spoil of Cartagena to amount to some ten million livres.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • Mr. Holton then asked if it might be possible to get gasoline in Cartagena, the city on the coast.

    Secrets of the Andes James H. Foster
British Dictionary definitions for Cartagena

Cartagena

/ˌkɑːtəˈdʒiːnə; Spanish kartaˈxena/
noun
1.
a port in NW Colombia, on the Caribbean: centre for the Inquisition and the slave trade in the 16th century; chief oil port of Colombia. Pop: 1 002 000 (2005 est)
2.
a port in SE Spain, on the Mediterranean: important since Carthaginian and Roman times for its minerals. Pop: 194 203 (2003 est)
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