There are 2 main definitions of tripoli in English:

tripoli1

Syllabification: trip·o·li
Pronunciation: /ˈtripəlē
 
/

noun

Another term for rottenstone.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

early 17th century: from French, from Tripoli.

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There are 2 main definitions of tripoli in English:

Tripoli2

Syllabification: Trip·o·li
Pronunciation: /ˈtripəlē
 
/
1The capital and chief port of Libya, on the Mediterranean coast in the northwestern part 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, ‘western Tripoli’.
2A port in northwestern 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 center. Arabic name Tarabulus ash-Sham, ‘eastern Tripoli,’ Trâblous.

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