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A.Word.A.Day--lido

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lido (LEE-do) noun

A fashionable beach resort or a public outdoor swimming pool.

[After Lido, an island reef in northeastern Italy, between the Lagoon of Venice and the Adriatic Sea, site of a famous beach resort.]

See more usage examples of lido in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Within seconds, a half-dozen over-eager denizens of Cartagena's lido were on us like flies, offering food and drink, massages, hair-braiding, necklaces." Frank Bajak; Cartagena Struggles to Recover Lost Tourists; The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Nov 22, 1998.

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