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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of southern Europe along the northeast Adriatic coast. It was settled by Croats in the 7th century, became a kingdom in the 10th century, and reached the height of its power in the 11th century before being conquered by Hungary in 1091. After the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, Croatia became a part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which later became Yugoslavia. Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Zagreb is the capital and the largest city. Population: 4,490,000.

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  • proper n. Country in Europe. Official name: Republic of Croatia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a Slavic-speaking country on the Adriatic, part of the Balkan region. It was formerly part of Yugoslavia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a republic in the western Balkans in south-central Europe in the eastern Adriatic coastal area; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; became independent in 1991

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