Winter in the Caucasus Mountains.
The definition of Caucasus is a mountain range located between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea in Caucasia which serves as a border between Asia and Europe.
An example of Caucasus is a mountain range bordering Asia and Europe.
- border region between SE Europe and W Asia, between the Black and Caspian seasoften called the Caucasus
- mountain range in the Caucasus, running northwest to southeast between the Black and Caspian seas: highest peak, Mt. Elbrusin full Caucasus Mountains
A region between the Black and Caspian Seas that includes southwest Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, and that forms part of the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia. Inhabited before 2000 BC, it was the scene of countless invasions over the millennia. Conquered by Russia during the 1700s and 1800s, the region has vast oil resources, which were a major German objective in World War II. Following the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the region became the site of various secessionist movements.
Usually as the Caucasus, but not always (see quot. 1887)
Via Latin Caucasus, from Ancient Greek Καύκασος (Kaukasos).