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  1. Gulf of, an arm of the Baltic Sea, extending N between Sweden and Finland. About 400 miles (645 km) long.
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Related formsBoth·ni·an, adjective, nounBoth·nic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for bothnia

Historical Examples of bothnia

  • The northern part of the Gulf of Bothnia is frozen every winter.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2


  • Why, that is away—out of the world—at the northern end of the Gulf of Bothnia!

    Hushed Up

    William Le Queux

  • This scene occurred on the frozen surface of the Gulf of Bothnia.

    The Home at Greylock

    Elizabeth Prentiss

  • This probably means a part of the Finnish coast in the Gulf of Bothnia.

  • The Bothnia, in 1874, reduced the passage to about nine days.

British Dictionary definitions for bothnia


  1. Gulf of Bothnia an arm of the Baltic Sea, extending north between Sweden and Finland
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