Definition of Vesuvius
active volcano 4190 feet (1277 meters) high in the region of Campania, Italy, on the Bay of Naples ◆The eruption of Vesuvius on August 24, 79 a.d. resulted in the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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Definition of Vesuvius for English Language Learners
: volcano in Italy
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