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Ajaccio

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

[kawr-si-kuh]
noun
  1. an island in the Mediterranean, SE of and forming a department of France. 3367 sq. mi. (8720 sq. km). Capital: Ajaccio.
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French Corse.
Related formsCor·si·can, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for ajaccio

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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


British Dictionary definitions for ajaccio

Ajaccio

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

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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ajaccio in Culture

Corsica

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

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Note

Birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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