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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region and former province of northwest France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay. It was settled c. 500 by Britons driven out of their homeland by the Anglo-Saxons. The region was formally incorporated into France in 1532.

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  • proper n. A region in North West France.
  • proper n. A female given name popular in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s. By folk etymology sometimes taken to mean "Britain".

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay

Etymologies

From Latin Brittania, Brittania Minor, presumably from Celtic. "Great Britain" was Brittania Major. (Wiktionary)

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