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Xan·thus

 (zăn′thəs)
An ancient city of Lycia in present-day southwest Turkey. It was besieged and taken by the Persians (c. 546 bc) and the Romans (c. 42 bc). Both times the residents destroyed the city before surrendering.
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Xanthus

(ˈzænθəs)
n
(Placename) the chief city of ancient Lycia in SW Asia Minor: source of some important antiquities
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Xan•thus

(ˈzæn θəs)

n.
an ancient city of Lycia, in SW Asia Minor.
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