Courland
geographical name region W Latvia bordering on the Baltic & Gulf of Riga

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Courland — /koor leuhnd/, n. a former duchy on the Baltic: later, a province of Russia and, in 1918, incorporated into Latvia. Also, Kurland. * * * Latvian Kurzeme Historical region, Latvia. Located on the Baltic Sea, it was named for the Curonians, who had …   Universalium

  • Courland — noun A region in western Latvia. See Also: Courlander, Courlandish, Coure, Curonian …   Wiktionary

  • COURLAND —    (637), a partly wooded and partly marshy province of Russia, S. of the Gulf of Riga; the population chiefly German, and Protestants; agriculture their chief pursuit …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Courland — Cour•land or Kurland [[t]ˈkʊər lənd[/t]] n. geg a former duchy on the Baltic: later, a province of Russia and, in 1918, incorporated into Latvia …   From formal English to slang

  • Courland — /koor leuhnd/, n. a former duchy on the Baltic: later, a province of Russia and, in 1918, incorporated into Latvia. Also, Kurland …   Useful english dictionary

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