Naxos

geographical name
Nax·​os | \ ˈnak-səs How to pronounce Naxos (audio) , -ˌsäs \

Definition of Naxos

1 or Modern Greek Náxos \ ˈnäk-​ˌsȯs How to pronounce Náxos (audio) \ island of Greece, largest of the Cyclades area 165 square miles (427 square kilometers)
2 ancient Greek colony (the oldest in Sicily) whose ruins are southwest of Taormina

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“Naxos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Naxos. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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