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Meaning of Lusitania

Lu•si•ta•ni•a

Pronunciation: (l"si-tā'nē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. (italics) a British luxury liner sunk by a German submarine in the North Atlantic on May 7, 1915: one of the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I.
  2. an ancient region and Roman province in the Iberian Peninsula, corresponding generally to modern Portugal.
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