Vesuvius

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geographical name Ve·su·vi·us \və-ˈsü-vē-əs\

Definition of Vesuvius

  1. 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.

Variants of vesuvius

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Vesuvio

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VESUVIUS Defined for English Language Learners

Vesuvius

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geographical name Ve·su·vi·us \və-ˈsü-vē-əs\

Definition of Vesuvius for English Language Learners

  • : volcano in Italy


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