from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northeast Turkey near the Armenian border. Capital of an Armenian principality in the 9th and 10th centuries, it was destroyed by Tamerlane c. 1386, rebuilt by Ottoman Turks in the 16th century, and ceded to Russia in 1878. It was returned to Turkey in 1921. Population: 78,400.
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- proper n. A historically Armenian city in eastern Turkey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Obsolete variants of cress.
From Turkish Kars, from Armenian Կարս (Kars). (Wiktionary)