War-saw grouper

warsaw

[wawr-saw]
noun
1.
Also called warsaw grouper. a large grouper, Epinephelus nigritus, found in the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
2.
the jewfish, Epinephelus itajara, found off both coasts of tropical America.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; < Spanish guasa

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Warsaw (ˈwɔːsɔː)
 
n
Polish name: Warszawa the capital of Poland, in the E central part on the River Vistula: became capital at the end of the 16th century; almost completely destroyed in World War II as the main centre of the Polish resistance movement; rebuilt within about six years; university (1818); situated at the junction of important trans-European routes. Pop: 2 204 000 (2005 est)

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Warsaw definition


Capital of Poland and largest city in the country, located in central Poland; the political, cultural, industrial, and transportation center of Poland.

Note: Warsaw has been the capital of Poland since 1596, though it was occupied by the Russians (1813–1815) and the Germans (1915–1918 and 1939–1945).
Note: During World War II, half a million Jews living in the Warsaw Jewish ghetto were exterminated by the Germans.
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