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Walachia

[wo-ley-kee-uh]
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noun
  1. Wallachia.

Wallachia

or Wa·la·chi·a

[wo-ley-kee-uh]
noun
  1. a former principality in SE Europe: united with Moldavia (Moldova) to form Romania in 1861. 29,569 sq. mi. (76,585 sq. km). Capital: Bucharest.
Related formsWal·la·chi·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for walachia

Historical Examples

  • The largest network of liquid lines serves the large oilfield in the Ploiesti area and the smaller one in west-central Walachia.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • Southwestern Walachia and central and northwestern Transylvania are also more densely settled than the average for the country.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • Peaches can be grown in Walachia, but only those fruits that can tolerate colder winters are raised in Moldavia and Transylvania.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • He became bishop of Rmnicu in 1705, and in 1708 archbishop of Walachia.

  • Roumania is the name officially adopted by the united kingdom that comprises the former principalities of Walachia and Moldavia.


British Dictionary definitions for walachia

Walachia

Wallachia

noun
  1. a former principality of SE Europe: a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire from the 15th century until its union with Moldavia in 1859, subsequently forming present-day Romania

Wallachia

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Walachia
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