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

  • A city of northern Bulgaria northeast of Sofia. Settled by Thracians, it was ruled by Turkey from the 1400s to the 1800s.

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  • proper noun a city in northern Bulgaria

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  • noun the town was taken from the Turks by the Russians in 1877 after a siege of 143 days


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