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Odessa

[oh-des-uh; for 1 also Russian uh-dye-suh]
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noun
  1. a seaport in S Ukraine, on the Black Sea.
  2. a city in W Texas.
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  • In Odessa he found occupation in the harbour and the salt-works.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald

  • Chicago is remarkable chiefly as a grain city—like Odessa, on the Baltic.

    Old Mackinaw

    W. P. Strickland.

  • The country from Kief to Odessa was as one vast charnel-house.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith

  • It was a flattering invitation from the congregation of Odessa.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith

  • The messenger from Odessa was dismissed with a negative reply.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith


British Dictionary definitions for odessa

Odessa

noun
  1. a port in S Ukraine on the Black Sea: the chief Russian grain port in the 19th century; university (1865); industrial centre and important naval base. Pop: 1 010 000 (2005 est)
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