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Odessa

[oh-des-uh; for 1 also Russian uh-dye-suh] /oʊˈdɛs ə; for 1 also Russian ʌˈdyɛ sə/
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.
  • 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
  • The country from Kief to Odessa was as one vast charnel-house.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith
British Dictionary definitions for Odessa

Odessa

/əʊˈdɛsə; Russian aˈdjɛsə/
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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