- a sea between Europe and Asia, bordered by Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia, and the Russian Federation. 164,000 sq. mi. (424,760 sq. km).
Also called Euxine Sea.Ancient Pon·tus Eux·i·nus [yook-sahy-nuh s] /yukˈsaɪ nəs/.
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- an ancient name for the Black Sea
- an inland sea between SE Europe and Asia: connected to the Aegean Sea by the Bosporus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles, and to the Sea of Azov by the Kerch Strait. Area: about 415 000 sq km (160 000 sq miles)Ancient names: Pontus Euxinus, Euxine Sea
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It is a popular resort area for Russians and eastern Europeans.
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