Mecklenburg

geographical name
Meck·​len·​burg | \ ˈme-klən-ˌbərg How to pronounce Mecklenburg (audio) , -ˌbu̇rk \

Definition of Mecklenburg

region of northeastern Germany southeast of the Jutland Peninsula and east of the Elbe River; in the 18th and 19th centuries divided into the duchies of Mecklenburg-Schwe*rin \ -​shvā-​ˈrēn How to pronounce Mecklenburg (audio) \ and Mecklenburg-Stre*litz \ -​ˈshtrā-​ləts How to pronounce Mecklenburg (audio) , -​ˈstrā-​ \ , which became grand duchies in 1815 and states of the Weimar Republic in 1919

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“Mecklenburg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mecklenburg. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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