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  1. an ancient region in S Italy, NW of the Gulf of Taranto.
  2. a modern region in S Italy, comprising most of the ancient region. 3856 sq. mi. (9985 sq. km).
  3. Mount, a mountain in the SW Yukon Territory, Canada, in the St. Elias Mountains. 17,147 feet (5226 meters).
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Italian Ba·si·li·ca·ta [bah-zee-lee-kah-tah] /bɑˌzi liˈkɑ tɑ/ (for defs 1, 2).
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Examples from the Web for lucania

Historical Examples of lucania

  • Why, your passage by the Lucania alone must have cost a pretty penny.

    Marriage la mode

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • Zeno of Velia or Elea in Lucania was the founder of dialectic.

  • You came to England in eighteen hundred and ninety-six, on board the Lucania.

    The Secret House

    Edgar Wallace

  • She has friends sailing in the Lucania on the 15th, and intends crossing with them.

    Flaming June

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

  • Sybaris was a town of Lucania, situated on the banks of the Bay of Tarentum.

British Dictionary definitions for lucania


  1. the Latin name for Basilicata
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