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Caspian Sea

noun
1.
a salt lake between SE Europe and Asia: the largest inland body of water in the world. About 169,000 sq. mi. (438,000 sq. km); 85 feet (26 meters) below sea level.
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  • It empties into the Caspian Sea, with a delta of more than seventy branches.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • Suddenly, to his great surprise, the Caspian Sea came into sight.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • Hyrcania was the country south and south-east of the Caspian Sea.

    The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
  • From the summit of the black hill I was able to gain a view of the Caspian Sea.

    Travels in Central Asia Arminius Vmbry
  • What a good thing that the spirits only live on the Caspian Sea!

    The Green Book Mr Jkai
  • Nothing of the sort; it is carried by the wind from the Caspian Sea.

  • It was his intention to open a trade with Persia through the Caspian Sea.

    The Empire of Russia

    John S. C. Abbott
  • I could not for the moment remember the extent of the Caspian Sea.

    Children of the Market Place

    Edgar Lee Masters
  • When we first hear of them they had for many centuries made their home along the banks of the Caspian Sea.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • And on another side it extends toward the north to the Caspian Sea, and toward the south to the desert of India.

British Dictionary definitions for Caspian Sea

Caspian Sea

/ˈkæspɪən/
noun
1.
a salt lake between SE Europe and Asia: the largest inland sea in the world; fed mainly by the River Volga. Area: 394 299 sq km (152 239 sq miles)
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Caspian Sea in Culture

Caspian Sea definition


Saltwater lake between Europe and Asia, bordered by Azerbaijan, and Russia to the west, Kazakhstan to the north and east, Turkmenistan to the east, and Iran to the south and west; the largest inland body of water in the world.

Note: The Volga River empties into the Caspian Sea.
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