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Pantelleria

[pahn-tel-le-ree-ah]
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noun
  1. an Italian island in the Mediterranean between Sicily and Tunisia. 10,000; 32 sq. mi. (83 sq. km).
Ancient Cosyra.
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  • Some miles to the north of Linosa lies the much larger volcanic island of Pantelleria, also a possession of Italy.

    Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders

    T. Eric Peet

  • In the Mediterranean obsidian, a volcanic rock, occasionally took the place of flint, especially in Sardinia and Pantelleria.


British Dictionary definitions for pantelleria

Pantelleria

noun
  1. an Italian island in the Mediterranean, between Sicily and Tunisia: of volcanic origin; used by the Romans as a place of banishment. Pop: 7679 (2004 est). Area: 83 sq km (32 sq miles)Ancient name: Cossyra (kəˈsaɪrə)
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