small peninsula at Alexandria, Egypt: in ancient times it was an island with a large lighthouse (also called Pharos) on it: this lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the World
Origin of pharosLatin, from Greek, after Pharos, a peninsula, formerly an island, in the Mediterranean Sea at Alexandria, Egypt, and site of an ancient lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
- An ancient lighthouse or beacon to guide sailors.
- He [...] built a pharos, or lighthouse. "” Arbuthnot.
- a small island off Alexandria where the Lighthouse of Alexandria was located
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