from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of the western Balkan Peninsula bordering on the Adriatic Sea. An ancient Balkan state, it was at various times under Ottoman Muslim and theocratic Christian rule before becoming an independent kingdom (1910-1918). Montenegro then joined the newly formed Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which became Yugoslavia after 1929. In 1991, four of the six Yugoslav republics declared independence, leaving Montenegro and Serbia as the sole constituents of a reorganized federal republic. Yugoslavia changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro in 2003 and dissolved the union altogether in 2006. Population: 685,000.
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- proper n. A country in Europe, formerly one of the two constituent republics of Serbia and Montenegro. Capital and largest city: Podgorica, formerly Titograd.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a former country bordering on the Adriatic Sea; now part of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro
From Venetian Montenegro, literally “black mountain” (monte + negro), a calque of Serbo-Croatian Cȓnā Gòra / Цр̑на̄ Го̀ра, referring to Mt Lovćen. Compare Montenegrin. (Wiktionary)