Taranto

Taranto

[tah-rahn-taw; English tahr-uhn-toh, tar-, tuh-ran-toh]
noun
1.
Ancient Tarentum. a fortified seaport in SE Italy, on the Gulf of Taranto: founded by the Greeks in the 8th century b.c.; naval base.
2.
an arm of the Ionian Sea, in S Italy. 85 miles (137 km) long.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To taranto
Collins
World English Dictionary
Taranto (təˈræntəʊ, Italian ˈtaːranto)
 
n
Latin name: Tarentum a port in SE Italy, in Apulia on the Gulf of Taranto (an inlet of the Ionian Sea): the chief city of Magna Graecia; taken by the Romans in 272 bc. Pop: 202 033 (2001)

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature