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ancient town in N Africa, southwest of Carthage: scene of a battle (202 ) in which Scipio defeated Hannibal, ending the 2d Punic War
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An ancient town of northern Africa southwest of Carthage in present-day northern Tunisia. The Romans defeated Hannibal here in the final battle of the Second Punic War (202 B.C.).