a salt lake between southeastern Europe and Asia: the largest inland body of water in the world. About 169,000 square miles (438,000 square kilometers); 85 feet (26 meters) below sea level.
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Origin of Caspian Sea
First recorded in 1590–1600
Words nearby Caspian Sea
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British Dictionary definitions for Caspian Sea
/ (ˈkæspɪən) /
a salt lake between SE Europe and Asia: the largest inland sea in the world; fed mainly by the River Volga. Area: 394 299 sq km (152 239 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Caspian Sea
Saltwater lake between Europe and Asia, bordered by Azerbaijan, and Russia to the west, Kazakhstan to the north and east, Turkmenistan to the east, and Iran to the south and west; the largest inland body of water in the world.
notes for Caspian Sea
The Volga River empties into the Caspian Sea.
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