from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southwest Ukraine in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains near the Romanian border. It was a center of the Ukrainian nationalist movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  • proper noun A city on the Prut river in the Bukovyna region of Ukraine, administrative centre of Chernivtsi province.
  • proper noun Chernivtsi province (oblast), in south-western Ukraine.


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From Ukrainian Чернівці (Černivcí), from the legendary name Чернь (Čern’). Compare чорний (čórnyj, "black").


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