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kremlin

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noun krem·lin \ˈkrem-lən\

Definition of kremlin

  1. 1 :  the citadel of a Russian city

  2. 2 capitalized [the Kremlin, citadel of Moscow and seat of government of Russia and formerly of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics] :  the Russian government



Origin and Etymology of kremlin

obsolete German Kremelien the citadel of Moscow, ultimately from Old Russian kremlĭ


First Known Use: 1662

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