Great Britain

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

Definition of Great Britain

island in western Europe comprising England, Scotland, and Wales area 88,150 square miles (228,300 square kilometers), population 61,371,315

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