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geographical name Bris·tol \ˈbris-təl\

Definition of Bristol

  1. 1 city W cen Connecticut WSW of Hartford pop 60,477

  2. 2 city NE Tennessee pop 26,702

  3. 3 city & port SW England on Avon River near Severn estuary pop 370,300


play \bri-ˈstō-lē-ən, -ˈstōl-yən\ noun

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