There are 2 definitions of tripoli in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪpəli


Another term for rottenstone.
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  • Now the piece was ready to polish with tripoli and rouge.
  • Rub the brass with a mixture of the vinegar and salt, wipe off immediately with warm water, use the tripoli and olive oil to polish.
  • Tripoli and rouge are used to polish precious metals, not gemstones.


early 17th century: from French, from Tripoli.

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There are 2 definitions of tripoli in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪpəli
1The capital and chief port of Libya, on the Mediterranean coast in the north-west of the country; population 1.065,400 (est. 2006). Founded by Phoenicians in the 7th century bc, its ancient name was Oea. Arabic name Tarabulus al-Gharb (literally ‘western Tripoli’).
2A port in NW Lebanon; population 190,800 (est. 2009). It was founded circa 700 bc and was the capital of the Phoenician triple federation formed by the city states Sidon, Tyre, and Arvad. Today it is a major port and commercial centre of Lebanon. Arabic names Tarabulus ash-Sham (literally ‘eastern Tripoli’), Trâblous.

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