Capri



an island in W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: grottoes; resort. 5½ sq. mi. (14 sq. km).
a combining form meaning “goat,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (Capricorn); used in the formation of compound words (caprifoliaceous).
Contemporary Examples

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Meet Justin Theroux, Jennifer Aniston’s Once-Mysterious Husband-to-Be Marlow Stern August 14, 2012
Don’t Call Me a Prostitute Tracy Quan November 22, 2010
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Don’t Call Me a Prostitute Tracy Quan November 22, 2010

Historical Examples

Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
Christ Legends Selma Lagerlf
The Tragic Comedians, Complete George Meredith
Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting

noun
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)
Capri [(kuh-pree, kah-pree, kap-ree)]

Note: An international tourist attraction, Capri is known for its beautiful scenery.

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