Caucasus Definition

kô-kāzhə, -shə
proper name
Border region between SE Europe and W Asia, between the Black and Caspian seas.
Webster's New World
Mountain range in the Caucasus, running northwest to southeast between the Black and Caspian seas: highest peak, Mt. Elbrus.
Webster's New World
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.

A mountain range in Eastern Europe and West Asia, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, on the territory of Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, which includes the ranges of Greater Caucasus and Lesser Caucasus.

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.
American Heritage

Origin of Caucasus

  • Via Latin Caucasus, from Ancient Greek Καύκασος (Kaukasos).

    From Wiktionary

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