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[both-nee-uh] /ˈbɒθ ni ə/
Gulf of, an arm of the Baltic Sea, extending N between Sweden and Finland. About 400 miles (645 km) long.
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Bothnian, adjective, noun
Bothnic, adjective Unabridged
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  • I have scarcely had a chance to tell either my aunt or my cousin how good you were to me on the 'Bothnia.'

  • This scene occurred on the frozen surface of the Gulf of Bothnia.

    The Home at Greylock Elizabeth Prentiss
  • The Bothnia turned her face to the east, and out upon old ocean's gray and melancholy waste sailed the Gay Charioteers.

  • This probably means a part of the Finnish coast in the Gulf of Bothnia.

  • Three British steamers destroyed the ships, dockyards and stores at Brahestadt, in the north of the gulf of Bothnia.

  • In order to discover that this land was connected with the continent, he would have had to sail right up into the Gulf of Bothnia.

  • Why, that is away—out of the world—at the northern end of the Gulf of Bothnia!

    Hushed Up William Le Queux
  • A chain of islands separates the southern part from the northern, or Gulf of Bothnia.

  • I sailed a week later on the "Umbria," and overtaking the "Bothnia," the two ships went into harbour together.

    T. De Witt Talmage T. De Witt Talmage
  • It also showed a stream running out of this lake and joining the main river at Kstula, which drained into the Gulf of Bothnia.

    Through Arctic Lapland Cutcliffe Hyne
British Dictionary definitions for Bothnia


Gulf of Bothnia, an arm of the Baltic Sea, extending north between Sweden and Finland
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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