[ mawn-te kahs-see-naw ]
/ ˈmɔn tɛ kɑsˈsi nɔ /
a monastery at Cassino, Italy: founded a.d. c530 by St. Benedict and destroyed by Allied bombings in 1944.
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British Dictionary definitions for monte cassino
/ (ˈmɒntɪ kəˈsiːnəʊ, Italian ˈmonte kasˈsiːno) /
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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