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The capital of Poland, in the east-central part of the country on the Vistula River. Founded in the 1200s, it replaced Kraków as Poland's capital in 1596. Warsaw was ruled by Russia as an independent kingdom (1815-1915) and became capital of Poland again in 1918. Most of the city's Jewish residents were killed during the German occupation in World War II. Warsaw was rebuilt after 1945 and is today a major cultural, commercial, and industrial center.
(Placename) the capital of Poland, in the E central part on the River Vistula: became capital at the end of the 16th century; almost completely destroyed in World War II as the main centre of the Polish resistance movement; rebuilt within about six years; university (1818); situated at the junction of important trans-European routes. Pop: 2 204 000 (2005 est). Polish name: Warszawa
a large grouper, Epinephelus nigritus, found in the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean.Also called war′saw group′er.
[1880–85, Amer.; < Sp guasa]
the capital of Poland, in the E central part, on the Vistula River. 2,432,000.Polish, War•sza•wa (vɑrˈʃɑ vɑ)