Vesuvius

geographical name
Ve·​su·​vi·​us | \ və-ˈsü-vē-əs How to pronounce Vesuvius (audio) \
variants: or Italian Vesuvio \ vā-​ˈsü-​vyō How to pronounce Vesuvius (audio) , -​ˈzü-​ \

Definition of Vesuvius

active volcano 4190 feet (1277 meters) high in the region of Campania, Italy, on the Bay of Naples

Note: The eruption of Vesuvius on August 24, 79 a.d. resulted in the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

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“Vesuvius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vesuvius. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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