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Neapolitan

[nee-uh-pol-i-tn] /ˌni əˈpɒl ɪ tn/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Naples:
a Neapolitan love song.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Naples.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English Neopolitan < Latin Neāpolītānus. See Naples (< Greek Neā́polis literally, new town), -ite1, -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Neapolitan

Neapolitan

/ˌnɪəˈpɒlɪtən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Naples
adjective
2.
of or relating to Naples
Word Origin
C15: from Latin Neāpolītānus, ultimately from Greek Neapolis new town
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Word Origin and History for Neapolitan
n.

early 15c., "native or resident of Naples," literally "of Naples," from Latin Neapolitanus, from Neapolis (see Naples); it preserves in English the Greek name of the city. As an adjective from 1590s. As a type of ice cream, from 1871; originally meaning both "ice cream of three layers and flavors" and "ice cream made with eggs added to the cream before freezing." In early 18c., Neapolitan consolation meant "syphilis."

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