[lat-uh-kee-uh or especially for 1, lah-tah-kee-ah]


Ancient Laodicea. a seaport in NW Syria, on the Mediterranean.
a coastal district in Syria, in the W part.
a variety of Turkish tobacco. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • I am now going to inquire after him, and smoke some of his Latakia.'


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • Laodicea is now Latakia, and is famous for the tobacco grown in the neighbourhood.

    History of Phoenicia

    George Rawlinson

  • The Latakia tobacco grown in the hilly part of Northern Syria is also celebrated as a cigarette tobacco.

    Tobacco Leaves

    W. A. Brennan

  • This town is connected by telegraph with Latakia, on the Syrian coast, the wires passing through Nikosia.


    Franz von Lher

  • A large part of the produce was at first converted into Latakia tobacco.

British Dictionary definitions for latakia




the chief port of Syria, in the northwest: tobacco industry. Pop: 486 000 (2005 est)Latin name: Laodicea ad Mare
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