Taínaron

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Taí·na·ron

 (tā′nə-rôn′, tĕ′nä-), CapeFormerly Cape Mat·a·pan (măt′ə-păn′)
A cape at the southernmost point of mainland Greece. The British won an important naval battle against the Italians off Cape Taínaron in 1941.

Taínaron

(ˈtɛnarɔn)
n
(Placename) a transliteration of the Modern Greek name for (Cape) Matapan
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