Etymology
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Bering

strait and sea between Alaska and Siberia, named for Danish explorer Vitus Bering, who worked for Peter the Great and led the first European expedition to sight Alaska, in 1741.

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Definitions of Bering

Bering (n.)
Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741);
Synonyms: Vitus Bering / Behring / Vitus Behring
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