[ bes-uh-rey-bee-uh ]
/ ˌbɛs əˈreɪ bi ə /
a region in Moldova, on the W shore of the Black Sea: formerly in Romania.
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How to use Bessarabia in a sentence
Athanaric staked his all on one battle with the Huns, and lost, by the rivers of Bessarabia.
He penetrated to the plains of Bessarabia, where his retreat was cut off and he was forced to surrender.
Another man, a Budapest painter, started off for an indefinite stay with an army corps in Bessarabia.
The state of Bessarabia had changed hands two or three times, remaining finally in the hands of Russia.
British Dictionary definitions for Bessarabia
a region in E Europe, mostly in Moldova and Ukraine: long disputed by the Turks and Russians; a province of Romania from 1918 until 1940. Area: about 44 300 sq km (17 100 sq miles)
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