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 for Coliseum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Colosseum \Col`os*se"um\, n. [Neut., fr. L. colosseus gigantic.
     See Coliseum.]
     The amphitheater of Vespasian in Rome. [Also written
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coliseum \Col`i*se"um\, n. [NL. (cf. It. coliseo, colosseo), fr.
     L. colosseus colossal, fr. colossus a colossus. See
     Colossus, and cf. Colosseum.]
     The amphitheater of Vespasian at Rome, the largest in the
     world. [Written also Colosseum.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in
           which contests and spectacles are held [syn:
           amphitheater, amphitheatre, coliseum]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "coliseum":
     agora, amphitheater, arena, athletic field, auditorium, background,
     bear garden, bowl, boxing ring, bull ring, campus, canvas, circus,
     cockpit, colosseum, course, field, floor, forum, ground, gym,
     gymnasium, hall, hippodrome, lists, locale, marketplace, mat,
     milieu, open forum, palaestra, parade ground, pit, place, platform,
     precinct, prize ring, public square, purlieu, range, ring, scene,
     scene of action, scenery, setting, site, sphere, squared circle,
     stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, terrain, theater,
     tilting ground, tiltyard, walk, wrestling ring

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