Pharos

Pharos

[fair-os]
noun
1.
a small peninsula in N Egypt, near Alexandria: site of ancient lighthouse built by Ptolemy.
2.
the lighthouse on this peninsula. Compare Seven Wonders of the World.
3.
any lighthouse or beacon to direct sailors.
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Pharos (ˈfɛərɒs)
 
n
a large Hellenistic lighthouse built on an island off Alexandria in Egypt in about 280 bc and destroyed by an earthquake in the 14th century: usually included among the Seven Wonders of the World

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