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 (ä-bro͞ot′sō, ə-) also A·bruz·zi (-sē)
A region of central Italy bordering on the Adriatic Sea. Mostly mountainous, it includes Mount Corno, the highest peak of the Apennines.


(Italian aˈbruttsi) or


(Placename) a region of S central Italy, between the Apennines and the Adriatic. Capital: Aquila. Pop: 1 273 284 (2003 est). Area: 10 794 sq km (4210 sq miles)


(əˈbrut si)

a region in central Italy, on the Adriatic. 1,263,000; 4168 sq. mi. (10,794 sq. km).
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Noun1.Abruzzi - a mountainous region of central Italy on the AdriaticAbruzzi - a mountainous region of central Italy on the Adriatic
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Aquila degli Abruzzi, L'Aquila, Aquila - the provincial capital of the Abruzzi region in central Italy
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On the way back to the airport, after a feast of Abruzzian cuisine, we drive through Spalletti's village, Spoltore.
They stem from the dialect of Pietransieri (Roccaraso), an Abruzzian variety spoken in the province of L'Aquila.
You can be certain that distinctly Abruzzian, Luguriah, Perugian, Roman and other regional foods (not just 'Northern' or 'Southern') will be popularized within the next few years," the current issue notes.