tripoli

noun
trip·​o·​li | \ˈtri-pə-lē \

Definition of tripoli 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Tripoli

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

Definition of Tripoli (Entry 2 of 2)

1 or Arabic Ṭarābulus \ tə-​ˈrä-​bə-​ləs \ or ancient Tripolis \ 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 \ 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

Other Words from tripoli

Geographical name

Tripolitan \ tri-​ˈpä-​lə-​tən \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of tripoli

Noun

circa 1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tripoli

Noun

French, from Tripoli, region of Africa

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