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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region of eastern Europe in western Ukraine and northeast Romania. A part of the Roman province of Dacia, it was overrun by barbarian hordes after the third century A.D. The area was later controlled by Kiev, the Ottoman Empire, and Austria.

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  • proper n. A historical region on the northern slopes of the northeastern Carpathian Mountains and adjoining plains, currently split between Romania and Ukraine.

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