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Noun: Vesuvius  vu'soo-vee-us
  1. A volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coast; a Plinian eruption in 79 AD buried Pompeii and killed Pliny the Elder; last erupted in 1944
    - Mount Vesuvius, Mt. Vesuvius

Type of: volcano

Part of: Italia, Italian Republic, Italy

Encyclopedia: Vesuvius, Virginia