Definitions for khersonkɛrˈsɔn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a port in S Ukraine, on the Dnieper River, near the Black Sea. 361,000.
Category: Geography (places)
A port city on the Dnieper in Ukraine, administrative centre of Kherson province.
Kherson province (oblast), in southern Ukraine.
Origin: From Херсон, named in memory of colony of Χερσόνησος. Compare Russian Херсонес, Old East Slavic Корсунь, Ukrainian Херсон.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
on the Dnieper, 19 m. from the sea and 60 m. E. of Odessa; capital of the Russian government of Kherson; has been surpassed in importance by Odessa; its trade is in timber, and industries are soap-making, brewing, and wool-cleansing.