Taranto definition

tärən-tō, tə-räntō, tärän-tō
A city of southeast Italy east-southeast of Naples on the Gulf of Taranto, an arm of the Ionian Sea. Founded by Greeks from Sparta in the eighth century bc , it was known as Tarentum in Roman times. Ruled by varied powers over the centuries, it became part of Italy in 1861.
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(place) Seaport in SE Italy, on the Gulf of Taranto.
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(place) Arm of the Ionian Sea, in SE Italy: c. 85 mi (137 km) long.
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