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tripoli

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noun trip·o·li \ˈtri-pə-lē\

Definition of tripoli

  1. 1 :  an earth consisting of very friable soft schistose deposits of silica and including diatomite and kieselguhr

  2. 2 :  an earth consisting of friable dustlike silica not of diatomaceous origin



Origin of tripoli

French, from Tripoli, region of Africa


First Known Use: circa 1601

Rhymes with tripoli


Tripoli

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geographical name Trip·o·li \ˈtri-pə-lē\

Definition of Tripoli

  1. 1 or Arabic Ṭarābulus play \tə-ˈrä-bə-ləs\ or ancient Tripolis play \ˈtri-pə-ləs\ city & port NW Lebanon NNE of Beirut pop 127,611

  2. 2 or Arabic Ṭarābulus or ancient Oea play \ˈē-ə\ city & port NW Libya, its ∗ pop 591,062

  3. 3 Tripolitania when it was one of the Barbary States

Tripolitan play \tri-ˈpä-lə-tən\ adjective or noun


Rhymes with tripoli



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