from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Sea ofMarmara A sea of northwest Turkey between Europe and Asia. It is connected to the Black Sea through the Bosporus and to the Aegean Sea through the Dardanelles.

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  • n. an inland sea in northwestern Turkey; linked to the Black Sea by the Bosporus and linked to the Aegean by the Dardanelles


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  • I'm told that the Marmara is not clean enough to swim in.

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