capri


capri

noun

  1. an island in W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: grottoes; resort. 5½ sq. mi. (14 sq. km).

  1. a combining form meaning “goat,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (Capricorn); used in the formation of compound words (caprifoliaceous).

noun

  1. an island off W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: resort since Roman times. Pop: 12 200 (2002 est). Area: about 13 sq km (5 sq miles)

island in the Bay of Naples, of unknown origin: Latin capra “she-goat,” Greek kapros “boar,” Etruscan capra “burial place” all have been suggested. As a type of wine, 1877; as a type of pants, 1956 (see Capri pants).

Island in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy.

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