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Meaning of Vesuvius

Ve•su•vi•us

Pronunciation: (vu-s'vē-us), [key]
  1. an active volcano in SW Italy, near Naples. Its eruption destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum a.d.79. ab. 3900 ft. (1190 m).
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