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  1. a coastal region in NE Greece, W of the Gulf of Salonika.
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Examples from the Web for pieria

Historical Examples

  • The people of Pieria were supposed to have been of Thracian origin.

    The Fables of Phdrus


  • Alorus is considered as belonging to Bottiæa and Pydna to Pieria.

  • The Pieria rapæ, or imported cabbage butterfly (Fig. 253, male) is now also abundant.

    Our Common Insects

    Alpheus Spring Packard

  • Where could a poet be better lulled to rest than among the black-leaved hollows of Pieria?

  • Meanwhile let the maidens of Pieria attend thee; and, with me for guide, ascend into the groves of high Parnassus.'

British Dictionary definitions for pieria


  1. a region of ancient Macedonia, west of the Gulf of Salonika: site of the Pierian Spring
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