British Columbia

geographical name

Definition of British Columbia

province of western Canada on the Pacific coast north of Washington, Idaho, and the northwestern part of Montana; capital Victoria area 356,181 square miles (922,509 square kilometers), population 4,113,487

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British Columbian \ kə-​ˈləm-​bē-​ən \ noun or adjective

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