KERASUND (anc. Choerades, Pharnacia, Cerasus) , a
See also:town on the N.
See also:coast of
See also:Asia Minor, in the
See also:Trebizond vilayet, and the port—an exposed roadstead—of Kara-
See also:Hissar Sharki, with which it is connected by a
See also:carriage road . Pop. just under 1o,oco, Moslems being in a slight minority . The town is situated on a rocky promontory, crowned by a
See also:Byzantine fortress, and has a growing
See also:trade . It exports filberts (for which product it is the centre), walnuts, hides and
See also:timber . Cerasus was the place from which the
See also:cherry was introduced into Italy by
See also:Lucullus and so to
See also:Europe (hence Fr. cerise, " cherry ") .
KERALA, or CHERA
COMTE DE AUGUSTE HILARION KERATRY (1769–1859)
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