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 (bĕl′ō-rŭsh′ə, byĕl′-) or Bye·lo·rus·sia (byĕl′ō-) Popularly known as White Russia.
1. A region of eastern Europe in present-day Belarus and Poland. Settled by Slavs in the 5th century, it became a part of the grand duchy of Lithuania in the 14th century, merged with Poland in 1569, and was annexed by Russia in the 18th century. In 1921 the western part of the region was ceded to Poland, and the eastern part became the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, now Belarus.
2. See Belarus.


(ˌbjɛləʊˈrʌʃə; ˌbɛl-)
(Placename) a variant spelling of Belarus


(ˌbyɛl əˈrʌʃ ə, ˌbɛl ə-)

a former name of Belarus. Also, Byelorussia. Former official name, Belorus′sian So′viet So′cialist Repub′lic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Belorussia - a landlocked republic in eastern EuropeBelorussia - a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet
CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States - an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
capital of Belarus, Minsk - the capital of Belarus and of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Gomel, Homel, Homyel - industrial city of Belarus to the southeast of Minsk
Pinsk - a city of southwestern Belarus
Lubavitch - a town in Belarus that was the center of the Chabad movement for a brief period during the 19th century
Dnieper, Dnieper River - a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black Sea
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Belorussian, Byelorussian, White Russian - a native or inhabitant of Byelorussia


[ˌbɛləʊˈrʌʃə ˌbjɛləʊˈrʌʃə ˌbɛləʊˈrʌʃə ˌbjɛləʊˈrʌʃə] nBiélorussie f
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