from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of central Ukraine west-southwest of Kharkiv. Probably settled by Slavic peoples in the 8th or 9th century, it was a Cossack stronghold in the 17th century. Population: 310,000.
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- proper n. A city in east-central Ukraine, administrative centre of Poltava province.
- proper n. Poltava province (oblast), in central Ukraine.
From Ukrainian Полтава (Poltáva). (Wiktionary)