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

  • A historical region of the northwest Balkan Peninsula on the Adriatic Sea in present-day Croatia. Subdued by the Romans in the 1st century BC, it was divided between the kingdoms of Serbia and Croatia in the 10th century and held by numerous powers after the 15th century.

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  • proper noun A region in Croatia, on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.
  • proper noun A historic Roman province.

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  • noun a historical region of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea; mountainous with many islands


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From Latin, possibly from an Illyrian tribe called the Dalmatae who lived in the region.


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