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Abukir

or Aboukir

[ah-boo-keer, ab-oo-] /ˌɑ buˈkɪər, ˌæb u-/
noun
1.
a bay in N Egypt, between Alexandria and the Rosetta mouth of the Nile: French fleet defeated here by British fleet 1798.
2.

Abu Qir

or Abukir, Aboukir

[ah-boo keer] /ˌɑ bu ˈkɪər/
noun
1.
a village of N Egypt, in the Nile River delta: Battle of the Nile near here (1798).
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