Maritsa

[ muh-reet-suh ]
/ məˈrit sə /

noun

a river in S Europe, flowing from S Bulgaria along the boundary between Greece and European Turkey and into the Aegean. 300 miles (485 km) long.

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Example sentences from the Web for maritsa

  • The Maritsa and Tundzha and the major rivers that flow into the Danube have wide valleys with alluvial soils.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Several major rivers flow directly to the Aegean Sea, although the Maritsa with its tributaries is by far the largest.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The uplands east of the Maritsa River are not of the same stature as the major ranges.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • In this context, the Rodopi includes only the mountains south of the Maritsa River basin.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

British Dictionary definitions for maritsa

Maritsa
/ (Bulgarian maˈritsa) /

noun

a river in S Europe, rising in S Bulgaria and flowing east into Turkey, then south from Edirne as part of the border between Turkey and Greece to the Aegean. Length: 483 km (300 miles)Turkish name: Meriç Greek name: Évros
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