[ wawr-saw ]
/ ˈwɔr sɔ /
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Also called warsaw grouper. a large grouper, Epinephelus nigritus, found in the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
the jewfish, Epinephelus itajara, found off both coasts of tropical America.
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Origin of warsaw

1880–85, Americanism;<Spanish guasa

Other definitions for warsaw (2 of 2)

[ wawr-saw ]
/ ˈwɔr sɔ /

Polish Warszawa. a city in and the capital of Poland, in the E central part, on the Vistula River.
a town in N Indiana.
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British Dictionary definitions for warsaw

/ (ˈwɔːsɔː) /

the capital of Poland, in the E central part on the River Vistula: became capital at the end of the 16th century; almost completely destroyed in World War II as the main centre of the Polish resistance movement; rebuilt within about six years; university (1818); situated at the junction of important trans-European routes. Pop: 2 204 000 (2005 est)Polish name: Warszawa (varˈʃava)
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Cultural definitions for warsaw


Capital of Poland and largest city in the country, located in central Poland; the political, cultural, industrial, and transportation center of Poland.

notes for Warsaw

Warsaw has been the capital of Poland since 1596, though it was occupied by the Russians (1813–1815) and the Germans (1915–1918 and 1939–1945).

notes for Warsaw

During World War II, half a million Jews (see also Jews) living in the Warsaw Jewish ghetto were exterminated by the Germans.
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