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Strait of Georgia


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  • proper n. A strait that runs between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia.

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

  • n. the strait separating Vancouver Island from the Canadian mainland


Named the "Gulphe of Georgia" in honour of George III by English explorer George Vancouver in 1792. This was changed to "Strait of Georgia" in 1865, a more accurate description of the feature.[1] (Wiktionary)


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