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Great Britain

c. 1400, Grete Britaigne "the land of the Britons before the English conquest" (as opposed to Brittany), also "England and Wales;" see great (adj.) + Britain.

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Definitions of Great Britain from WordNet

Great Britain (n.)
an island comprising England and Scotland and Wales;
Synonyms: gb
Great Britain (n.)
a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom;
Synonyms: United Kingdom / uk / U.K. / Britain / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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