Tripoli: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (trip'u-lē), [key]
— n.
  1. one of the former Barbary States of N Africa: later a province of Turkey; now a part of Libya.
  2. a seaport in and the capital of Libya, in the NW part. 551,477.
  3. a seaport in N Lebanon, on the Mediterranean. 175,000.
  4. (l.c.) any of several siliceous substances, as rottenstone and infusorial earth, used chiefly in polishing.
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