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tripoli

noun trip·o·li \ˈtri-pə-lē\

Definition of TRIPOLI

1
:  an earth consisting of very friable soft schistose deposits of silica and including diatomite and kieselguhr
2
:  an earth consisting of friable dustlike silica not of diatomaceous origin
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Origin of TRIPOLI

French, from Tripoli, region of Africa
First Known Use: circa 1601

Rhymes with TRIPOLI

Tripoli

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

Definition of TRIPOLI

1
or Arabic Ṭa··bu·lus \tə-ˈrä-bə-ləs\ or ancient Trip·o·lis \ˈtri-pə-ləs\ city & port NW Lebanon NNE of Beirut pop 127,611
2
or Arabic Ṭarābulus or ancient Oea \ˈē-ə\ city & port NW Libya, its pop 591,062
3
Tripolitania when it was one of the Barbary States
Tri·pol·i·tan \tri-ˈpä-lə-tən\ adjective or noun

Rhymes with TRIPOLI

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