an ancient city of Lycia, in SW Asia Minor, near the mouth of the Xanthus River: site of archaeological remains.
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How to use Xanthus in a sentence
After the Xanthus follows Patara, which is also a large city with a harbour, and containing a temple of Apollo.
So they went bouncing by like tumbleweeds, or like soap bubbles, and we plugged on toward Xanthus.
It was so monotonous that I was even glad to see the desert of Xanthus toward the evening of the second day.
They went bouncing by across Xanthus just as they'd bounced by us back in the Mare Chronium.
Esop boils one pea and sets it before Xanthus, who tastes it and bids him serve up.Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers | W. A. Clouston
British Dictionary definitions for Xanthus
the chief city of ancient Lycia in SW Asia Minor: source of some important antiquities
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