geographical name
Po·​land | \ ˈpō-lənd How to pronounce Poland (audio) \
variants: or Polish Polska \ ˈpȯl-​skä How to pronounce Polska (audio) \

Definition of Poland

country in east central Europe bordering on the Baltic Sea; in the medieval period a kingdom, at one time extending to the lower Dnieper; partitioned 1772, 1793, and 1795 among Russia, Prussia, and Austria; again a kingdom 1815–30; lost autonomy 1830–1918; since 1918 a republic; capital Warsaw area 120,728 square miles (312,685 square kilometers), population 38,421,000

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“Poland.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Poland. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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