Definition of Bellingshausen Sea in US English:

Bellingshausen Sea

proper noun

  • A part of the southeastern Pacific off the coast of Antarctica, bounded to the east and south by the Antarctic Peninsula and Ellsworth Land.

Origin

Named after the Russian explorer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778–1852), who in 1819–21 became the first to circumnavigate Antarctica.

Pronunciation

Bellingshausen Sea

/ˌbeliNGzˌhouzən ˈsē/