noun \ˌla-tə-ˈkē-ə\

Definition of LATAKIA

:  a highly aromatic Turkish smoking tobacco

Origin of LATAKIA

Latakia, seaport in Syria
First Known Use: 1833


geographical name \ˌla-tə-ˈkē-ə\

Definition of LATAKIA

region NW Syria bordering on the Mediterranean
or ancient La·od·i·cea \(ˌ)lā-ˌä-də-ˈsē-ə, ˌlā-ə-\ city & port on the Mediterranean; chief town of the region pop 284,000


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