Latakia definition

lătə-kēə
An aromatic Turkish tobacco.
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A fine grade of highly aromatic Turkish smoking tobacco, produced near the port of Latakia, Syria.
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(place) Seaport in W Syria, on the Mediterranean.
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(place) Coastal region of NW Syria, bordering on the Mediterranean.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
latakia
Plural:
latakias

Origin of latakia

  • Short for Latakia (tobacco) after Latakia , Syrian seaport

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latakia (the Syrian port from where the tobacco is shipped, and near where it is produced), from Arabic اللاذقية.

    From Wiktionary