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bosphorus


bosphorus


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bosporus  \Bos"po*rus\  (b[o^]s"p[-o]*r[u^]s),  n.  [L.] 
  A  strait  or  narrow  sea  between  two  seas,  or  a  lake  and  a 
  seas;  as  the  Bosporus  (formerly  the  Thracian  Bosporus)  or 
  Strait  of  Constantinople,  between  the  Black  Sea  and  Sea  of 
  Marmora;  the  Cimmerian  Bosporus,  between  the  Black  Sea  and 
  Sea  of  Azof.  [Written  also  {Bosphorus}.]