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

  • A historical region of eastern Romania east of Transylvania. Part of the Roman province of Dacia, it became a principality in the 14th century and passed to the Ottoman Empire in 1504, although it was continually attacked and often controlled by other powers. In 1861 Moldavia united with Wallachia to form the nucleus of modern Romania.
  • See Moldova.

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  • proper n. A former principality in Eastern Europe, which occupied a region now made up of the country of Moldova and northeastern Romania.
  • proper n. Moldova.

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

  • n. a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet but achieved independence in 1991


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