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

  • An area in London long noted for its produce market (established in 1671) and its royal theater (first built in 1731-1732). The market was moved to a site on the Thames River in 1974.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large square in London, so called because originally it was the garden of a monastery.


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