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Latakia

[lat-uh-kee-uh or especially for 1, lah-tah-kee-ah] /ˌlæt əˈki ə or especially for 1, ˌlɑ tɑˈki ɑ/
noun
1.
Ancient Laodicea. a seaport in NW Syria, on the Mediterranean.
2.
a coastal district in Syria, in the W part.
3.
a variety of Turkish tobacco.
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  • I am now going to inquire after him, and smoke some of his Latakia.'

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Laodicea is now Latakia, and is famous for the tobacco grown in the neighbourhood.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • The Latakia tobacco grown in the hilly part of Northern Syria is also celebrated as a cigarette tobacco.

    Tobacco Leaves W. A. Brennan
  • This town is connected by telegraph with Latakia, on the Syrian coast, the wires passing through Nikosia.

    Cyprus Franz von Lher
  • A large part of the produce was at first converted into Latakia tobacco.

British Dictionary definitions for Latakia

Latakia

/ˌlætəˈkiːə/
noun
1.
the chief port of Syria, in the northwest: tobacco industry. Pop: 486 000 (2005 est) Latin name Laodicea ad Mare
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