(comparative more Bessarabian, superlative most Bessarabian)
- Of Bessarabia.
- A native or inhabitant of Bessarabia.
Variant of Bessarabia
region in SE Europe, between the Dnestr & Prut rivers: historically associated with Moldavia since the 14th cent.; ceded by Romania to the U.S.S.R. in 1940 & incorporated into the Moldavian S.S.R. (now Moldova)