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British Columbia

noun
1.
a province in W Canada on the Pacific coast. 366,255 sq. mi. (948,600 sq. km).
Capital: Victoria.
Related forms
British Columbian, noun
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  • His father, at the time, was interested in certain timber operations on the coast of British Columbia.

    The Hidden Places Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • The native tribes of British Columbia, too, have their myth.

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  • In the western half of British Columbia, however, long periods of severe weather are rare.

    The Greater Power Harold Bindloss
  • He seemed a pretty good sort when I knew him in British Columbia.

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  • Before the cocktail was consumed Bull had listened to a long story of British Columbia, and forests of incomparable extent.

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British Dictionary definitions for British Columbia

British Columbia

noun
1.
a province of W Canada, on the Pacific coast: largely mountainous with extensive forests, rich mineral resources, and important fisheries. Capital: Victoria. Pop: 4 196 383 (2004 est). Area: 930 532 sq km (359 279 sq miles) BC
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British Columbia in Culture

British Columbia definition


Province in western Canada, bordered by Alberta to the east; Montana, Idaho, and Washington to the south; the Pacific Ocean to the west; and the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories to the north.

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