Vesuvius

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geographical name Ve·su·vi·us \ və-ˈsü-vē-əs \
variants: or Italian Vesuvio play \vā-ˈsü-vyō, -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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