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rus in urbe Syllabification: rus in ur·be
Pronunciation: /ˌro͞os in ˈo͝orbe/

Definition of rus in urbe in English:

noun

literary
An illusion of countryside created by a building or garden within a city.

Origin

Latin, literally 'country in the city'.

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