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

  • A historical region of central Europe in southeast Poland and western Ukraine. An independent principality after 1087, it was conquered by Russians in the 12th century and later passed to Poland and Austria. The territory was returned to Poland after World War I, and the eastern portion was ceded to the USSR after World War II.
  • A region and ancient kingdom of northwest Spain on the Atlantic Ocean south of the Bay of Biscay. Exploited by the Romans for its mineral resources, it later became a Goth kingdom and a stronghold of the Moors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A historical kingdom of Central Europe, now divided between Poland and Ukraine.
  • proper noun A former Iberian kingdom, now an autonomous region of Spain.

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

  • noun a region (and former kingdom) in northwestern Spain on the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay


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