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Meaning of Taranto

Ta•ran•to

Pronunciation: (tä'rän-tô Eng. tär'&schwan-tō&sec, tar'-, t&schwa-ran'tō), [key]
— n.
  1. Ancient,a fortified seaport in SE Italy, on the Gulf of Taranto: founded by the Greeks in the 8th centuryb.c.;naval base. 244,249.
  2. an arm of the Ionian Sea, in S Italy. 85 mi. (137 km) long.
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