from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northwest Sicily, Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Founded by Phoenicians c. eighth century BC, it later became a Carthaginian military base and was conquered by Rome in 254–253. The Arabs held the city from AD 831 until 1072, when it became capital of the independent kingdom of Sicily (until 1194).

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  • proper noun A province of Sicily, Italy.
  • proper noun The capital city of the province of Palermo and of Sicily.
  • proper noun A district of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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  • noun the capital of Sicily; located in northwestern Sicily; an important port for 3000 years


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Borrowed from Italian Palermo.


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