A large Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, off the southwestern tip of Italy; capital, Palermo. It is separated from the Italian mainland by the Strait of Messina. Its highest point is Mount Etna. Italian name Sicilia.
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- Venice similarly dislodged its Austrian government and proclaimed a republic, while in the south, the Bourbons were forced to grant the Neapolitans and Sicilians an effective bill of rights.
- A Sicilian, he was facing charges of aiding and abetting the mafia.
- A 3.7 magnitude quake also hit Mount Etna, the Sicilian volcano which began erupting Sunday.
Pronunciation: /siˈsilyən/adjective & noun
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