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Noun: tripoli  tri-pu-lee
  1. A weathered and decomposed siliceous limestone; in powdered form it is used in polishing
    - rottenstone
Noun: Tripoli  tri-pu-lee
  1. A port city and commercial centre in northwestern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea
    - Tarabulus, Tarabulus Ash-Sham, Trablous
  2. The capital and chief port and largest city of Libya; in northwestern Libya on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC
    - Tarabulus Al-Gharb, capital of Libya

Derived forms: tripolis

Type of: city, limestone, metropolis, national capital, port, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Lebanese Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Encyclopedia: Tripoli, Lebanon