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 (ăl′jĭ-sîr′əs, äl′hĕ-thē′räs)
A city of southern Spain on the Bay of Algeciras opposite Gibraltar. It is a port and tourist center.
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(ˌældʒɪˈsɪrəs; Spanish alxeˈθiras)
(Placename) a port and resort in SW Spain, on the Strait of Gibraltar: scene of a conference of the Great Powers in 1906. Pop: 108 779 (2003 est)
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(ˌæl dʒɪˈsɪr əs)

a seaport in S Spain, in Andalusia, on the Strait of Gibraltar. 97,213.
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