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[wawr-saw] /ˈwɔr sɔ/
Also called warsaw grouper. a large grouper, Epinephelus nigritus, found in the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
the jewfish, Epinephelus itajara, found off both coasts of tropical America.
Origin of warsaw
1880-85, Americanism; < Spanish guasa Unabridged
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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) Polish name Warszawa (varˈʃava)
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Polish capital, Polish Warszawa, of unknown origin. The Warsaw Pact "Cold War Eastern Bloc military alliance" is from the Treaty of Warsaw, signed there May 14, 1955. Signatories were the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Albania.

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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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