Meaning of Pompeii


Pronunciation: (pom-pā', -pā'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient city in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples: it was buried along with Herculaneum by an eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius ina.d.79; much of the city has been excavated.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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