Bismarck

[ biz-mahrk; for 1 also German bis-mahrk ]
/ ˈbɪz mɑrk; for 1 also German ˈbɪs mɑrk /

noun

Ot·to von [ot-oh von; German aw-toh fuhn], /ˈɒt oʊ vɒn; German ˈɔ toʊ fən/, 1815–98, German statesman: first chancellor of modern German Empire 1871–90.
a city in and the capital of North Dakota, in the central part.
(often lowercase)
  1. Chiefly Northern U.S. a jelly doughnut.
  2. Chiefly Midland U.S. a fried cruller.

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British Dictionary definitions for Bismarck (1 of 2)

Bismarck1
/ (ˈbɪzmɑːk) /

noun

a city in North Dakota, on the Missouri River: the state capital. Pop: 56 344 (2003 est)

British Dictionary definitions for Bismarck (2 of 2)

Bismarck2
/ (German ˈbɪsmark) /

noun

Prince Otto (Eduard Leopold) von (ˈɔto fɔn), called the Iron Chancellor . 1815–98, German statesman; prime minister of Prussia (1862–90). Under his leadership Prussia defeated Austria and France, and Germany was united. In 1871 he became the first chancellor of the German Reich
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