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
First Known Use: circa 1601See Words from the same year
Definition of Tripoli
2 or Arabic Ṭarābulus or ancient Oeaplay \ˈē-ə\ city and port on the Mediterranean Sea in northwestern Libya population 591,062 ◆Tripoli is the capital of Libya.
Tripolitanplay \tri-ˈpä-lə-tən\ adjective or noun
TRIPOLI Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Tripoli for English Language Learners
: city in Libya
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