Chaldea definition by Webster's New World
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- ancient region along the lower courses of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers: S part of Babylonia
- Babylonia: so called during Chaldean supremacy, c. 6th cent.
Chaldea definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An ancient region of southern Mesopotamia. Settled c. 1000 B.C., it reached the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II. The Chaldean empire was destroyed by Persians in 539 B.C.