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bosporus


  2  definitions  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}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Bosporus 
  n  :  a  strait  connecting  the  Mediterranean  and  the  Black  Sea; 
  separates  the  European  and  Asian  parts  of  Turkey;  an 
  important  shipping  route  [syn:  {Bosporus}] 




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