Korea: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ku-rē'u, kô-, kō-), [key]
— n.
  1. a former country in E Asia, on a peninsula SE of Manchuria and between the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea: a kingdom prior to 1910; under Japanese rule 1910–45; now divided at 38° N into North Korea and South Korea. Cf. Korean War.
  2. official name of
  3. official name ofCf. North Korea, South Korea.
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