levant

Part of speech: adjective

Levantine.

Part of speech: noun

The eastern Mediterranean and its coasts.

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Usage examples "levant":

  1. Coming all that way: Spain, Gibraltar, Mediterranean, the Levant. - "Ulysses", James Joyce.
  2. Alexandria is fast becoming a European city; but its Europeans are from Greece and the Levant! - "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.
  3. The mistake, therefore, was not unnatural, seeing that these towns conducted a great trade with the Levant, while the fact that America when first discovered was identified with India helped to increase the confusion. - "Darwin and Modern Science", A.C. Seward and Others.