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Ticino

[ti-chee-noh; Italian tee-chee-naw]
noun
  1. a canton in S Switzerland. 1086 sq. mi. (2813 sq. km). Capital: Bellinzona.
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French and German Tessin.
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Historical Examples

  • The Austrian army crossed in force the Ticino, then hesitated and was lost.

    Lord John Russell

    Stuart J. Reid

  • From the bridge of the Ticino the scenery was decidedly tamer.

  • The Piedmontese once over the Ticino, how can you act in opposition to it?

    Vittoria, Complete

    George Meredith

  • "If the Ticino overflows, it will flood Milan," was the answer.

    Vittoria, Complete

    George Meredith

  • In part it lies in Lombardy and in part within the Swiss canton of Ticino.


British Dictionary definitions for ticino

Ticino

noun
  1. a canton in S Switzerland: predominantly Italian-speaking and Roman Catholic; mountainous. Capital: Bellinzona. Pop: 314 600 (2002 est). Area: 2810 sq km (1085 sq miles)German name: Tessin
  2. a river in S central Europe, rising in S central Switzerland and flowing southeast and west to Lake Maggiore, then southeast to the River Po. Length: 248 km (154 miles)
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