dalmatia


dalmatia

noun

  1. a historic region along the Adriatic coast of Croatia: a former Austrian crownland.
  2. a Roman province formed by Emperor Tiberius and called after the tribe inhabiting the area.

noun

  1. a region of W Croatia along the Adriatic: mountainous, with many offshore islands

region along the eastern Adriatic coast in what is now Croatia; perhaps from a derivative of PIE *dhal- “to bloom,” in a sense of “young animal,” in reference to the mountain pastures.

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