Ancient La·od·i·ce·a [ley-od-uh-see-uh, ley-uh-duh-] /leɪˌɒd əˈsi ə, ˌleɪ ə də-/ . a seaport in northwestern Syria, on the Mediterranean.
a coastal district in Syria, in the western part.
a variety of Turkish tobacco.
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How to use Latakia in a sentence
A psychologist from the Syrian town of Latakia recently told me she had counseled 15 women who had been released from detention.Escaping Assad’s Rape Prisons: A Survivor Tells Her Story | Jamie Dettmer | October 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A merchant from Latakia province pays each teacher the equivalent of $40 per month.Millions of Refugees from Syria’s War Are Clinging to Life In Toxic Conditions | Christopher Looney | April 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Syria says the jet had been on a mission to attack rebel forces in the province of Latakia and never crossed into Turkey.Turkish PM Accused of Playing War Games Ahead of Election | Thomas Seibert | March 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Monday Psaki refused to comment on the speculation that Israel was behind the Latakia bombing.U.S. Intelligence Confirms Latest Israeli Strike Inside Syria | Josh Rogin, Eli Lake | July 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
To the surprise of many, they were well-known rebel commanders from a smaller battalion in Latakia.
It is a fine smoking tobacco, and when cured properly is said to be equal to Latakia.
After curing, the color is a light yellow, the flavor mild and not unlike Latakia and Turkish tobacco.
The Salonica tobacco is mild and excellent; that from Latakia, on the contrary, is strong and dark coloured.
Latakia and its neighbourhood formerly produced a very beautiful type of rug, examples of which are highly prized.
Latakia tobacco can be raised with less labor than most varieties.
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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