Definitions for vesuviusvəˈsu vi əs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ve•su•vi•usvəˈsu vi əs(n.)
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)
Vesuvius, Mount Vesuvius, Mt. Vesuvius(noun)
a volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coast; a Plinian eruption in 79 AD buried Pompeii and killed Pliny the Elder; last erupted in 1944
A volcanic mountain in Italy
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a flattened conical mountain, 4161 ft. in height, and an active volcano on the Bay of Naples, 10 m. SE. of the city; it was by eruption of it that the two cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii were overwhelmed in 79 A.D.; its crater is half a mile in diameter, and has a depth of 350 ft.; there are some 60 eruptions on record, the latest being in 1891.