latakia

noun

lat·​a·​kia ˌla-tə-ˈkē-ə How to pronounce latakia (audio)
: a highly aromatic Turkish smoking tobacco

Word History

Etymology

Latakia, seaport in Syria

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of latakia was in 1833

Dictionary Entries Near latakia

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Cite this Entry

“Latakia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latakia. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Latakia

geographical name

Lat·​a·​kia ˌla-tə-ˈkē-ə How to pronounce Latakia (audio)
1
region of northwestern Syria bordering on the Mediterranean Sea
2
or ancient Laodicea 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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