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

  • A city of south-central Bulgaria on the Maritsa River southeast of Sofia. Originally built by Thracians, it fell to Macedon c. 341 BC and to Rome in 46. The city changed hands frequently in the Middle Ages and was controlled by Russia from 1878 to 1885.

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  • proper noun a city in southern Bulgaria

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  • noun an ancient city in southern Bulgaria; commercial center of an agricultural region

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Examples

  • Pierre Marsaut/Zuma Press GRIM OUTLOOK: Supporters of the ultra-nationalist Attack Party rallied in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Wednesday.

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  • I visited Plovdiv, which is kind of like Rome, has 7 hills, an old section with cobble stones and ancient ampitheatres and sections the old city fortification walls and a gate.

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  • I visited Plovdiv, which is kind of like Rome, has 7 hills, an old section with cobble stones and ancient ampitheatres and sections the old city fortification walls and a gate.

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  • Ivo was nice enough to take me 150 km outside Sofia to a nice town called Plovdiv (the second biggest city in Bulgaria).

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  • Only last year teenage star Bizni Slott, who won "Balkan Fame Pimp 2008" by eating her own face, floated out of a skylight after a hard night's partying and was shot down by a Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter, a few miles north of Plovdiv.

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  • Juergen Buettner, a German retiree who lives in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second-largest city after the capital, Sofia, complained of his difficulty in finding "anyone who speaks a semblance of English, let alone German, even though they supposedly have degrees in tourism and languages."

    Bulgaria Wants More Tourists

  • And with the Cold War still going full tilt, every kid with a sense of self in Pinsk, Plauen and Plovdiv hungered to listen to rock music and wanted a copy of Rolling Stone.

    Last Tango in Davos ... Globalism and Social Media Hook Up

  • It's Lisa from Montana/Japan ... and most recently, Plovdiv in February.

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  • And with the Cold War still going full tilt, every kid with a sense of self in Pinsk, Plauen and Plovdiv hungered to listen to rock music and wanted a copy of Rolling Stone.

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  • Meanwhile, budget airline Ryanair Holdings PLC will begin twice-weekly scheduled flights from London to Plovdiv one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities and host to some impressive Roman ruins.

    Bulgaria Wants More Tourists

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