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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An island of the US Virgin Islands in the West Indies east of Puerto Rico. It became a Danish colony in the 1700s and passed to various European powers before Denmark sold it to the United States in 1917.
  • A city of southern New Brunswick, Canada, on the Bay of Fundy. Founded as a French trading post in the 1630s, it was captured by the British in 1758 and was a refuge for Loyalists after the American Revolution. It is located at the mouth of the Saint John River, which rises in northern Maine and flows about 675 km (420 mi) northeast then southeast.

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

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
  • noun a port in eastern Canada; the largest city in New Brunswick

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