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margate

[mahr-git, -geyt] /ˈmɑr gɪt, -geɪt/
noun
1.
a red-mouthed grunt, Haemulon album, inhabiting Atlantic waters from Florida to Brazil, valued as a food fish.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; perhaps after Margate

Margate

[mahr-git, -geyt for 1; mahr-geyt for 2] /ˈmɑr gɪt, -geɪt for 1; ˈmɑr geɪt for 2/
noun
1.
a city in NE Kent, in SE England: seaside resort.
2.
a city in SE Florida.
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Margate

/ˈmɑːɡeɪt/
noun
1.
a town and resort in SE England, in E Kent on the Isle of Thanet. Pop: 58 465 (2001)
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Margate

town, Thanet district, administrative and historic county of Kent, England. It lies east of the Thames River estuary. A Roman villa existed just outside the town, which has a Norman church. During the 18th century the town, which is endowed with sandy beaches, became a bathing resort. The large influx of summer visitors is presently Margate's mainstay. An industrial estate just to the south has attracted a considerable amount of light industry. Pop. (2001) 58,465.

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