crimean

Crimea

[krahy-mee-uh, kri-]
noun
1.
a peninsula in SE Ukraine, between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
2.
a former autonomous republic of the Soviet Union, now a region of Ukraine. About 10,000 sq. mi. (25,900 sq. km).
Russian Krim, Krym.

Crimean, adjective
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Crimea (kraɪˈmɪə)
 
n
Russian name: Krym a peninsula and autonomous region in Ukraine between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: a former autonomous republic of the Soviet Union (1921--45), part of the Ukrainian SSR from 1945 until 1991

Crimean (kraɪˈmɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the Crimea or its inhabitants
 
n
2.  a native or inhabitant of the Crimea

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Crimea [(kreye-mee-uh, kruh-mee-uh)]

Peninsula in the extreme southern Ukraine, bordered by the Black Sea to the east, south, and west.

Note: As a former part of the Russian empire, Crimea was one of the strongholds of opposition to the Soviet government after the Russian Revolution.
Note: It was occupied by German troops from 1941 to 1945.
Note: The Crimean War of the 1850s, fought between Russian forces and the allied armies of Britain, France, Turkey, and Sardinia, was the scene of the battle described in “The Charge of the Light Brigade.”
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