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Zama

[zey-muh, zah-mah] /ˈzeɪ mə, ˈzɑ mɑ/
noun
1.
an ancient town in N Africa, SW of Carthage: the Romans defeated Hannibal near here in the final battle of the second Punic War, 202 b.c.
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  • The young man raised his eyes to heaven, as Hannibal is reported to have done after the battle of Zama.

    The Corsican Brothers Alexandre Dumas
  • Badly supported by his mercenaries, Hannibal had been defeated near Zama.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon
  • At Zama, Hannibal had twenty thousand killed, twenty thousand prisoners; the Romans two thousand killed.

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
  • Zama, I want to—I must go out into the world and do great things too, like Nijo.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie
  • In the year 202 at the battle of Zama, the Carthaginians were defeated.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon
  • Ah, Zama, he must bring me more than love this time—much more.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie
  • With a new army, largely made up of raw levies, he met the veteran troops of Scipio on the plains of Zama.

British Dictionary definitions for Zama

Zama

/ˈzɑːmə/
noun
1.
the name of several ancient cities in N Africa, including the one near the site of Scipio's decisive defeat of Hannibal (202 bc)
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