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Suez Canal Syllabification: Su·ez Ca·nal
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞oˌez/ /so͞oˈez kəˈnal/

Definition of Suez Canal in English:

A shipping canal that connects the Mediterranean Sea at Port Said with the Red Sea. It was constructed between 1859 and 1869 under the direction of Ferdinand de Lesseps. From 1888 it was a neutral zone under British protection; its nationalization by Egypt in 1956 prompted the Suez crisis.

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