Monticello

[ mon-ti-chel-oh, -sel-oh ]
/ ˌmɒn tɪˈtʃɛl oʊ, -ˈsɛl oʊ /
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noun

the estate and residence of Thomas Jefferson, in central Virginia, near Charlottesville.

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Monticello

[ (mon-tuh-chel-oh, mon-tuh-sel-oh) ]

The home of Thomas Jefferson, in central Virginia. The mansion at Monticello, designed by Jefferson himself, is a notable example of the use of ancient forms, such as the dome, in the architecture of his time.

Note

Monticello appears on the back (“tails” side) of the nickel; Jefferson's head is on the front.

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