Pleven

[ plev-en ]
/ ˈplɛv ɛn /
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noun

a city in N Bulgaria: siege of 143 days 1877.

Also Plev·na [plev-nah] /ˈplɛv nɑ/.

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Examples from the Web for pleven

  • By that date the capacity of the Pleven refinery is planned to attain 16,500 tons per day.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Natural gas fields have been discovered near Vratsa and in the area of Lovech, south of Pleven.

    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 pleven

Pleven

Plevna (Bulgarian ˈplɛvna)

/ (Bulgarian ˈplɛvɛn) /

noun

a town in N Bulgaria: taken by Russia from the Turks in 1877 after a siege of 143 days. Pop: 102 000 (2005 est)
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