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Jamestown

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geographical name James·town \ˈjāmz-ˌtau̇n\

Simple Definition of Jamestown

  • : ruins in the U.S. of the first permanent English settlement in America, in Virginia

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Jamestown

  1. 1 city SW New York pop 31,146

  2. 2 ruined village E Virginia SW of Williamsburg on James River; first permanent English settlement in America (1607)


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