tripoli

noun trip·o·li \ ˈtri-pə-lē \

Definition of tripoli

1 :an earth consisting of very friable soft schistose deposits of silica and including diatomite and kieselguhr
2 :an earth consisting of friable dustlike silica not of diatomaceous origin

Origin and Etymology of tripoli

French, from Tripoli, region of Africa


Tripoli

geographical name Trip·o·li \ ˈtri-pə-lē \

Definition of Tripoli

1 or Arabic Ṭarābulus play \tə-ˈrä-bə-ləs\ or ancient Tripolis play \ˈtri-pə-ləs\ city and port on the Mediterranean Sea in northwestern Lebanon north-northeast of Beirut population 127,611
2 or Arabic Ṭarābulus or ancient Oea play \ˈē-ə\ city and port on the Mediterranean Sea in northwestern Libya population 591,062
Note: Tripoli is the capital of Libya.
3 Tripolitania when it was one of the Barbary States

Tripolitan

play \tri-ˈpä-lə-tən\ adjective or noun


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