Definitions for vesuvian

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ve•su•vi•usvəˈsu vi əs(n.)

  1. Mount, an active volcano in SW Italy, near Naples: its eruption destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum a .d . 79. ab. 3900 ft. (1190 m).

    Category: Geography (places)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. vesuvianite, vesuvian, idocrase(noun)

    a green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate; it occurs as crystals in limestone and is used a gemstone


  1. Vesuvian(Noun)

    Someone from, or pertaining to, Mount Vesuvius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vesuvian(adj)

    of or pertaining to Vesuvius, a volcano near Naples

  2. Vesuvian(adj)



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