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An ancient region of central Greece. It was the traditional homeland of the Dorians.
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slang a woman
[C20: from the girl's name Doris]
(in ancient Greece) n
1. (Placename) a small landlocked area north of the Gulf of Corinth. Traditionally regarded as the home of the Dorians, it was perhaps settled by some of them during their southward migration
2. (Placename) the coastal area of Caria in SW Asia Minor, settled by Dorians
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a sea nymph
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Do•ris(ˈdɔr ɪs, ˈdoʊr-, ˈdɒr-)
1. an ancient region in central Greece: traditionally the earliest home of the Dorians.
2. a region in SW Asia Minor, on the coast of Caria: Dorian settlements.
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|Noun||1.||Doris - (Greek mythology) wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
|2.||Doris - a small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken|
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