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Milan

[mi-lan, -lahn]
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  1. an industrial city in central Lombardy, in N Italy: cathedral.
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Italian Mi·la·no [mee-lah-naw] /miˈlɑ nɔ/.
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Milan

noun
  1. a city in N Italy, in central Lombardy: Italy's second largest city and chief financial and industrial centre; a centre of the Renaissance under the Visconti and Sforza families. Pop: 1 256 211 (2001)Italian name: Milano (miˈlaːno) Latin name: Mediolanum (ˌmeɪdɪəʊˈlɑːnəm)
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Word Origin and History for milan

Milan

city in northern Italy, Roman Mediolanum, from Gaulish medios "middle" + lanu "plain," in reference to its situation in the Po Valley. Related: Milanese.

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milan in Culture

Milan

[(mi-lahn, mi-lan)]

Capital of the Lombardy region in northern Italy; since the Middle Ages, an international commercial, financial, and industrial center.

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Milan is a center for fashion and design.

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Its landmarks include the opera house La Scala and the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which houses a famous fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper.
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