Cornwall

Cornwall

[kawrn-wawl or, esp. British, -wuhl]
noun
1.
a county in SW England. 1369 sq. mi. (3545 sq. km).
2.
a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, SW of Ottawa, on the St. Lawrence.
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Cornwall (ˈkɔːnˌwɔːl, -wəl)
 
n
a former administrative county of SW England; became a unitary authority in 2009: hilly, with a deeply indented coastline. Administrative centre: Truro. Pop: 513 500 (2003 est). Area: 3564 sq km (1376 sq miles)

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Cornwall
O.E. Cornwalas (891), Cornubia (c.705), from name of a Celtic tribe, Latinized as Cornovii, lit. "peninsula people" (from Celt. kernou "horn," hence "headland"), to which the Anglo-Saxons added O.E. walh "stranger, foreigner," especially if Celtic (see Welsh).
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