Definition of Abruzzi

1. Noun. A mountainous region of central Italy on the Adriatic.

Exact synonyms: Abruzzi E Molise
Group relationships: Italia, Italian Republic, Italy
Generic synonyms: Italian Region
Terms within: Aquila, Aquila Degli Abruzzi, L'aquila

Definition of Abruzzi

1. Proper noun. A former mountainous region of central Italy that borders the Adriatic Sea; properly Abruzzi e Molise; now separated into Abruzzo and Molise. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abruzzi

Abrasax stones
Abraum salts
Abri Audit
Abronia elliptica
Abronia fragrans
Abronia latifolia
Abronia maritima
Abronia umbellata
Abronia villosa
Abruzzi e Molise
Abruzzi ware
Absolution day

Literary usage of Abruzzi

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1835)
"EIGHT DAYS IN THE abruzzi. BRING in Naples in the spring of 1834,1 resolved to travel northward to Ancona as straight as the crow flies; and the execution ..."

2. Pottery and Porcelain: A Guide to Collectors by Frederick Litchfield (1900)
"HE kind of majolica which is known as "abruzzi ware" is not the production of any particular fabrique, but the term is generally applied to specimens which ..."

3. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1908)
"(In the abruzzi.) WITH PLATE VII. THE festival of the Madonna della Libera is held on the first Sunday in ... es of the abruzzi. Among them we noticed the ..."

4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"By HRH the DUKE OF THE abruzzi. [HRH the Duke of the abruzzi gave the account which follows of his remarkably successful expedition to Mount Ruwenzori, ..."

5. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain), Joseph Jacobs, Alfred Trübner Nutt, Arthur Robinson Wright, William Crooke (1897)
"Knowing every comer of the abruzzi, I venture to affirm that Canon Pullen must have been grossly deceived. In every village and country place I have ..."

6. Italy: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1900)
"... through the abruzzi.... 176 Ascent of the Gran Sasso d'Italia from Aquila or from Teramo 180 13. From Rome to Castellammare Adriatico via Avezzano and ..."

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