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Istria

[is-tree-uh; Italian ees-tryah]
noun
  1. a peninsula at the N end of the Adriatic, in SW Slovenia and W Croatia.
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Also called Istrian Peninsula.
Related formsIs·tri·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for istria

Historical Examples

  • Pribičević had told him that the whole of Istria, with Triest, should be Yugoslav.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2

    Henry Baerlein

  • The Slavs inhabit central and eastern Istria in a compact mass.

  • But a good guide-book to Istria and Dalmatia is much needed.

  • It was formerly known by the name of "the Gentlewoman of Istria."

  • They halted at the fortress of Pola in Istria, on the 102 shores of the Adriatic.

    The Death of the Gods

    Dmitri Mrejkowski


British Dictionary definitions for istria

Istria

noun
  1. a peninsula in the N Adriatic Sea: passed from Italy to Yugoslavia (except for Trieste) in 1947 and to Croatia in 1991
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