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Vesuvius

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishVesuviusVe‧su‧vi‧us /vəˈsuːviəs/ (also Mount Vesuvius)  a volcano (=a mountain with a large hole at the top) in southeast Italy. When Vesuvius erupted (erupt) in AD 79, sending out ash and lava (=hot liquid rock), it buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Vesuvius is still an ‘active’ volcano, which could erupt again at any time.
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