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periclase, magnesia, magnesium oxide(noun)
a white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase; a source of magnesium
A region that is home to the city of Volos, located in the southwestern tip of Thessaly in north central Greece.
Origin: Middle English magnesia, from late Latin magnesia, from Ancient Greek μαγνησία, after Μαγνησία, a city name in Thessaly, Lydia, and Asia Minor.
a light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium oxide, and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or carbonate, or by burning magnesium. It has a slightly alkaline reaction, and is used in medicine as a mild antacid laxative. See Magnesium
Origin: [L. Magnesia, fem. of Magnesius of the country Magnesia, Gr. h` Magnhsi`a li`qos a magnet. Cf. Magnet.]
Magnesia, deriving from the tribe name Magnetes, is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Thessaly. Its capital is the city of Volos. About 70% of the population of Magnesia live in the Greater Volos area, which is the second-largest city in Thessaly and the third busiest commercial port in Greece. According to the most recent census, the population stands at 190,010. The regional unit hosts 2,000,000 tourists annually. Magnesia is represented in the Greek Parliament by five members. Its main agricultural products are tomatoes, cotton, wheat, olives, olive oil and dried nuts, especially almonds and pistachios.
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