Britain

geographical name
Brit·​ain | \ ˈbri-tᵊn How to pronounce Britain (audio) \

Definition of Britain

1 or Latin Britannia \ brə-​ˈta-​nyə How to pronounce Britannia (audio) , -​nē-​ə \ the island of Great Britain

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