Bosporus

geographical name
Bos·​po·​rus | \ ˈbä-sp(ə-)rəs How to pronounce Bosporus (audio) \
variants: or Bosphorus \ ˈbäs-​f(ə-​)rəs How to pronounce Bosporus (audio) \

Definition of Bosporus

strait about 18 miles (29 kilometers) long between Turkey in Europe and Turkey in Asia connecting the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea

Other Words from Bosporus

Bosporan \ ˈbä-​spə-​rən How to pronounce Bosporus (audio) \ adjective

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“Bosporus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bosporus. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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