latakia

noun
lat·​a·​kia | \ ˌla-tə-ˈkē-ə How to pronounce latakia (audio) \

Definition of latakia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a highly aromatic Turkish smoking tobacco

Latakia

geographical name
Lat·​a·​kia | \ ˌla-tə-ˈkē-ə How to pronounce Latakia (audio) \

Definition of Latakia (Entry 2 of 2)

1 region of northwestern Syria bordering on the Mediterranean Sea
2 or ancient Laodicea \ (ˌ)lā-​ˌä-​də-​ˈsē-​ə How to pronounce Latakia (audio) , ˌlā-​ə-​ \ city and port on the Mediterranean Sea in northwestern Syria population 284,000

Note: Latakia is the chief town of the region of Latakia.

First Known Use of latakia

Noun

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for latakia

Noun

Latakia, seaport in Syria

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“Latakia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latakia. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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