- Formerly Smyrna. a seaport in W Turkey on the Gulf of Izmir: important city of Asia Minor from ancient times.
- Gulf of. Formerly Gulf of Smyrna. an arm of the Aegean Sea in W Turkey. 35 miles (56 km) long; 14 miles (23 km) wide.
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- a port in W Turkey, on the Gulf of Izmir: the third largest city in the country; university (1955). Pop: 2 500 000 (2005 est)Former name: Smyrna