Phoenicia

geographical name
Phoe·​ni·​cia | \ fi-ˈni-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce Phoenicia (audio) , -ˈnē-\

Definition of Phoenicia

ancient country of southwestern Asia at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea where modern Lebanon and adjacent parts of Syria and Israel now are

see also phoenician

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