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Caucasus Mountains   /kˈɔkəsəs mˈaʊntənz/   Listen
Caucasus Mountains

noun
1.
The mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia.  Synonym: Caucasus.






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"Caucasus Mountains" Quotes from Famous Books



... to the rivers Tyra, Danaster and Vagosola, and the great Danaper, extending to the Taurus range—not the mountains in Asia but our own, that is, the Scythian Taurus—all the way to Lake Maeotis. Beyond Lake Maeotis it spreads on the other side of the straits of Bosphorus to the Caucasus Mountains and the river Araxes. Then it bends back to the left behind the Caspian Sea, which comes from the north-eastern ocean in the most distant parts of Asia, and so is formed like a mushroom, at first narrow and then broad and round in ...
— The Origin and Deeds of the Goths • Jordanes



Words linked to "Caucasus Mountains" :   mountain chain, range of mountains, range, Caucasia, mountain range, chain of mountains, chain



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