from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A country of southeast Europe on the Black Sea. Settled in the 6th century AD by Slavs, it was subject to the Ottoman Empire from the late 14th century until 1908, when it became an independent kingdom. The Soviet Union invaded in 1944 and established the People's Republic of Bulgaria. Communist rule came to an end in 1989, and a democratic constitution was established in 1991. Sofia is the capital and the largest city.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of discomycetous fungi having rather large, dark-colored gelatinous ascomata which are hard and horny when dry. The spores are simple and brown. B. polymorpha is a common species occurring on oaks and said to cause their decay and death.

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  • proper noun A country in Southeastern Europe. Official name: Republic of Bulgaria.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe


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Bulgar +‎ -ia, from the Middle Latin, in English used from the 16th century.



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