geographical name
\ ˈgrēs How to pronounce Greece (audio) \
variants: or Modern Greek Ellás \ e-​ˈläs How to pronounce Greece (audio) \ or ancient Greek Hellas \ ˈhe-​ləs How to pronounce Greece (audio) \

Definition of Greece

country in southern Europe comprised of a jagged peninsula at the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula and several hundred islands in the Aegean and Ionian seas; with a prominent history dating to ancient times, today it is a republic with its capital at Athens area 50,949 square miles (131,957 square kilometers), population 10,762,000

— see also grecian, greek entry 1 sense 1a

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“Greece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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