The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A city of west-central Russia on the Oka River south of Moscow. Founded as a fortified outpost, it is now an important textile and manufacturing center. Population: 127,000.