latakia

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

Definition of latakia

: a highly aromatic Turkish smoking tobacco

First Known Use of latakia

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for latakia

Latakia, seaport in Syria

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“Latakia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latakia. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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Latakia geographical name

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

Definition of Latakia

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.

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