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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Mes·o·po·ta·mia /ˌmɛs(ə)pəˈtemiə, mjə/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several
          ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the country between the two rivers (Heb. Aram-naharaim; i.e.,
    "Syria of the two rivers"), the name given by the Greeks and
    Romans to the region between the Euphrates and the Tigris (Gen.
    24:10; Deut. 23:4; Judg. 3:8, 10). In the Old Testament it is
    mentioned also under the name "Padan-aram;" i.e., the plain of
    Aram, or Syria (Gen. 25:20). The northern portion of this
    fertile plateau was the original home of the ancestors of the
    Hebrews (Gen. 11; Acts 7:2). From this region Isaac obtained his
    wife Rebecca (Gen. 24:10, 15), and here also Jacob sojourned
    (28:2-7) and obtained his wives, and here most of his sons were
    born (35:26; 46:15). The petty, independent tribes of this
    region, each under its own prince, were warlike, and used
    chariots in battle. They maintained their independence till
    after the time of David, when they fell under the dominion of
    Assyria, and were absorbed into the empire (2 Kings 19:13).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Mesopotamia, between two rivers