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Brisbane

[briz-beyn, -buhn]
noun
1.
Arthur, 1864–1936, U.S. journalist.
2.
a seaport in and the capital of Queensland, in E Australia.
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Brisbane (ˈbrɪzbən)
 
n
a port in E Australia, the capital of Queensland: founded in 1824 as a penal settlement; vast agricultural hinterland. Pop: 1 508 161 (2001)

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Brisbane [(briz-bayn, briz-buhn)]

Capital of Queensland state and largest city in the state; located in eastern Australia on the Pacific Ocean; the third-largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne.

Note: The British settled Brisbane in the early eighteenth century as a penal colony.
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