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Colosseum (n.)

1560s, also formerly Coliseum, Medieval Latin name for the classical Amphitheatrum Flavium (begun c. 70 C.E.), noun use of neuter of adjective colosseus "gigantic;" perhaps a reference to the colossal statue of Nero that long stood nearby (see colossus).

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Definitions of Colosseum from WordNet

Colosseum (n.)
a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80;
Synonyms: Amphitheatrum Flavium
From wordnet.princeton.edu