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Crimea

Syllabification: Cri·me·a
Pronunciation: /krīˈmēə
 
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Definition of Crimea in English:

(usually the Crimea)
A peninsula in Ukraine that lies between the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. The Crimean War was fought here in the 1850s.

Derivatives

Crimean

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adjective
Example sentences
  • We hope that if anyone knows of a pair of boots from the Crimean period, of the type worn by the lower ranks, they will contact us.
  • Ukraine has recorded its first bird flu outbreak, prompting the president to declare a state of emergency in four Crimean villages following the deaths of more than 1,600 chickens and geese.
  • In A Few Notes on Crimean Lepidoptera, published by The Entomologist magazine, he listed the specimens he had captured during the family's flight from the revolution.

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