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Que·​bec | \ kwi-ˈbek How to pronounce Quebec (audio) also ki- \

Definition of Quebec

used as a code word for the letter q

First Known Use of Quebec

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Quebec.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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Quebec geographical name

Que·​bec | \ kwi-ˈbek How to pronounce Quebec (audio) , ki- \
variants: or Québec \ kā-​ˈbek How to pronounce Quebec (audio) \

Definition of Quebec

1 province of eastern Canada extending from Hudson Bay to the Gaspé Peninsula and bordering the U.S. states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York area 523,763 square miles (1,356,547 square kilometers), population 7,903,001
2 city that is a port on the Saint Lawrence River and is the capital of the province of Quebec population 516,622

Other Words from Quebec

Quebecer or Quebecker \ kwi-​ˈbe-​kər How to pronounce Quebec (audio) , ki-​ \ noun

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