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 (sər-kăsh′ə, -ē-ə)
A historical region of southwest Russia on the northeast coast of the Black Sea north of the Caucasus Mountains. It was ceded to Russia by the Ottoman Turks in 1829.
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(Placename) a region of S Russia, on the Black Sea north of the Caucasus Mountains
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(sərˈkæʃ ə, -i ə)

a region in the S Russian Federation in Europe bordering on the NE coast of the Black Sea.
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