[ahn-kaw-nah; English ang-koh-nuh]

noun, plural an·co·ne [ahn-kaw-ne] /ɑnˈkɔ nɛ/, English an·co·nas. Italian.

an altarpiece, usually consisting of a painted panel or panels, reliefs, or statues set in an elaborate frame.

Origin of ancona

First recorded in 1870–75




a seaport in E Italy, on the Adriatic Sea.
one of a Mediterranean breed of chickens having mottled black-and-white plumage. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a port in central Italy, on the Adriatic, capital of the Marches: founded by Greeks from Syracuse in about 390 bc . Pop: 100 507 (2001)
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