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Ajaccio

[ah-yaht-chaw] /ɑˈyɑt tʃɔ/
noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of Corsica: the birthplace of Napoleon I.

Corsica

[kawr-si-kuh] /ˈkɔr sɪ kə/
noun
1.
an island in the Mediterranean, SE of and forming a department of France. 3367 sq. mi. (8720 sq. km).
Capital: Ajaccio.
French Corse.
Related forms
Corsican, adjective, noun
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  • But ever after he was an acknowledged leader of the boys of Ajaccio.

  • Yet for all that, the hospitality of her little home in Ajaccio was lavish and famous.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • He was arrested, tried in Ajaccio, and acquitted by a sympathetic judge.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • She wore the muslin gown in which she had been dressed that last day at Ajaccio.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • In Ajaccio the family of the Bonapartes had been settled for more than a century.

    The Empress Josephine Louise Muhlbach
  • No place could have looked fairer than did Ajaccio on our first view of it.

  • These are the tombs of all the principal families of Ajaccio.

  • He was born in Ajaccio, of Greek colonists who derive their name from Ajax.

    Legends August Strindberg
  • Ajaccio and St. Helena dispense with comment, says Talleyrand.

    Talleyrand Joseph McCabe
British Dictionary definitions for Ajaccio

Ajaccio

/əˈdʒætsɪˌəʊ; -ˈdʒeɪ-/
noun
1.
the capital of Corsica, a port on the W coast. Pop: 52 880 (1999)

Corsica

/ˈkɔːsɪkə/
noun
1.
an island in the Mediterranean, west of N Italy: forms, with 43 islets, a region of France; mountainous; settled by Greeks in about 560 bc; sold by Genoa to France in 1768. Capital: Ajaccio. Pop: 265 999 (2003 est). Area: 8682 sq km (3367 sq miles) French name Corse
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Corsica definition


Island in the Mediterranean Sea; part of France, lying southeast of the French mainland, north of Sardinia, and west of Italy.

Note: Birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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