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Vesuvius

[vuh-soo-vee-uh s] /vəˈsu vi əs/
noun
1.
Mount, an active volcano in SW Italy, near Naples. Its eruption destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum a.d. 79. About 3900 feet (1190 meters).
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Vesuvius

/vɪˈsuːvɪəs/
noun
1.
a volcano in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples: first recorded eruption in 79 ad, which destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae; numerous eruptions since then. Average height: 1220 m (4003 ft) Italian name Vesuvio (veˈzuːvjo)
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Word Origin and History for mt. vesuvius

Vesuvius

volcano near Naples, of unknown origin; perhaps from Celtic root *ves- "mountain" or Oscan fesf "smoke, steam."

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