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[tam-puh] /ˈtæm pə/
a seaport in W Florida, on Tampa Bay: fishing resort.
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Tampan, noun, adjective Unabridged
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a port and resort in W Florida, on Tampa Bay (an arm of the Gulf of Mexico): two universities. Pop: 317 647 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Tampa

city in Florida, U.S.A., probably from the name of a Calusa village, of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Tampa in Culture

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City in western Florida.

Note: Port of entry with a harbor on Tampa Bay.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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