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An ancient town of northern Africa southwest of Carthage in present-day northern Tunisia. The Romans defeated Hannibal here in the final battle of the Second Punic War (202 bc).
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(Placename) the name of several ancient cities in N Africa, including the one near the site of Scipio's decisive defeat of Hannibal (202 bc)
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Za•ma(ˈzeɪ mə, ˈzɑ mɑ)
an ancient town in N Africa, SW of Carthage: the Romans defeated Hannibal near here in the final battle of the second Punic War, 202 B.C.
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|Noun||1.||Zama - the battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic War|
Punic War - one of the three wars between Carthage and Rome that resulted in the destruction of Carthage and its annexation by Rome; 264-241 BC, 218-201 BC, 149-146 BC
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