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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. 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


  1. Vesuvius(ProperNoun)

    A volcanic mountain in Italy

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Vesuvius

    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.

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