from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region and former duchy of southern Germany. Conquered by the Romans in 15 B.C., the region became one of the five preeminent duchies of medieval Germany but was later overrun and ruled by numerous factions and powers.
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- proper n. A historical region in Middle Europe.
- proper n. The kingdom of Bavaria.
- proper n. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation, which includes the historical Bavaria and parts of Swabia and Franconia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A state in southern Germany.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state in southern Germany famous for its beer; site of an automobile factory
The German brewers will examine "very carefully" the way the name Bavaria is used by the Dutch brewer on labels and "may decide to take action," if it sees possible breaches of the ruling, said Koenig.
Bavaria NV, the Netherlands' second-largest brewer, said it won a legal battle against German producers who sought to prevent it from using trademarks with the name Bavaria for its Dutch beer in Italy.
The Bavarian brewers' association, established in the 1880s, has fought to stop the Dutch company selling beer with the name Bavaria.
Prudence was made by a family firm in Bavaria and produces about 280 bottles a day using old-fashioned technology.
The report noted young foreign ministry attaches were made to visit Dachau concentration camp in Bavaria as part of their training up until the outbreak of war in 1939.
Bamberg, in the Franconian part of Bavaria, is known for its Rauchbier (smoked beer).
Why would the modern terrorist go through the trouble of attaching a silent cellphone to a bomb, when he could much more easily wire it to a tick-tock cuckoo clock from some gingerbread town in Bavaria?
Most of the Nazis came from either Bavaria or Austria, and Nuremberg in Bavaria was the ideological heart of Nazism.
Yeah, starting a Jewish homeland in Bavaria makes about as much sense as that one in Siberia.
In short, a Jewish state in Bavaria would be disastrous for the Jews.
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