geographical name
Leb·​a·​non | \ ˈle-bə-nən How to pronounce Lebanon (audio) , -ˌnän How to pronounce Lebanon (audio) , specific variants can be found at senses below \

Definition of Lebanon

1 \ ˈle-​bə-​nən How to pronounce Lebanon (audio) , -​ˌnän \ country in southwestern Asia bordering on the Mediterranean Sea; a republic since 1944, formerly (1920–44) a French mandate; capital Beirut area 4015 square miles (10,400 square kilometers), population 6,100,000
2 \ ˈle-​bə-​nən , ˈle-​bə-​nən How to pronounce Lebanon (audio) \ city in southeast central Pennsylvania east of Harrisburg population 25,477

Other Words from Lebanon

Lebanese \ ˌle-​bə-​ˈnēz How to pronounce Lebanese (audio) , -​ˈnēs \ adjective or noun

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“Lebanon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lebanon. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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