Greece

geographical name
\ˈgrēs \
variants: or Modern Greek Ellás \e-ˈläs \ or ancient Greek Hellas \ˈhe-ləs \

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 50,944 square miles (131,945 square kilometers), population 10,816,286

see also grecian, greek entry 1

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