seaport in WC Fla., on an arm () of the Gulf of Mexico: pop. 303,000
Sp < name of a town of the Calusa, an extinct Indian people of S Florida
See Tampa in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of west-central Florida on Tampa Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. First visited by Spanish explorers in 1528, Tampa is a port of entry, a processing and shipping hub, and a tourist center. Population: 333,000.