Definition of Bellingshausen Sea in English:

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Bellingshausen Sea

Pronunciation: /ˌbeliNGzˌhouzən ˈsē/
A part of the southeastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Antarctica, bounded on the east and the south by the Antarctic Peninsula and Ellsworth Land.

Origin

Named after the Russian explorer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778–1852), who in 1819–21 became the first to circumnavigate Antarctica.

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Syllabification: Bel·lings·hau·sen Sea

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