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Caucasus (n.)

mountain range between the Black and Caspian seas, separating Europe and the Middle East, from Latin Caucasus, from Greek kaukasis, said by Pliny ("Natural History," book six, chap. XVII) to be from a Scythian word similar to kroy-khasis, literally "(the mountain) ice-shining, white with snow." But possibly from a Pelasgian root *kau- meaning "mountain."

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Definitions of Caucasus from WordNet

Caucasus (n.)
the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia;
Synonyms: Caucasus Mountains
Caucasus (n.)
a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource;
Synonyms: Caucasia
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