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ancona

[ ahn-kaw-nah; English ang-koh-nuh ]
/ ɑnˈkɔ nɑ; English æŋˈkoʊ nə /

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.

Nearby words

ancilla, ancillary, ancipital, ancohuma, ancon, ancona, anconad, anconal, anconeal, anconeous muscle, ancones

Origin of ancona

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for ancone

Ancona

/ (Italian aŋˈkoːna) /

noun

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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