Monte Cassino

[mawn-te kahs-see-naw]

noun

a monastery at Cassino, Italy: founded a.d. c530 by St. Benedict and destroyed by Allied bombings in 1944.

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Monte Cassino

noun

a hill above Cassino in central Italy: site of intense battle during World War II: site of Benedictine monastery (530 ad), destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944, later restored
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