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An ancient Greek city of southwest Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea in present-day Turkey. In the fourth century bc. Queen Artemisia built a magnificent tomb here for her husband, King Mausolus. His mausoleum was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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(Placename) a Greek colony on the SW coast of Asia Minor: one of the major Hellenistic cities
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Hal•i•car•nas•sus(ˌhæl ə kɑrˈnæs əs)
an ancient city of Caria, in SW Asia Minor: site of the Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Hal`i•car•nas′si•an, Hal`i•car•nas′se•an, adj.
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|Noun||1.||Halicarnassus - an ancient Greek city on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the mausoleum at Halicarnassus|
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