Etymology
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Macedonia

c. 1300, Macedone, from Latin Macedonius "Macedonian," from Greek Makedones "the Macedonians," literally "highlanders" or "the tall ones," related to makednos "long, tall," makros "long, large" (from PIE root *mak- "long, thin"). Macédoine "mixed cut fruit or vegetables" is by 1846, from French, said to be a reference to the diversity of people in Alexander's empire.

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Definitions of Macedonia

Macedonia (n.)
landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991;
Macedonia (n.)
the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria;
Synonyms: Macedon / Makedonija
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