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Sherbrooke

[shur-broo k] /ˈʃɜr brʊk/
noun
1.
a city in S Quebec, in SE Canada.
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Sherbrooke

/ˈʃɜːˌbrʊk/
noun
1.
a city in E Canada, in S Quebec: university. It is an industrial and commercial centre. Pop: 127 354 (2001)
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city, Estrie region, southern Quebec province, Canada, at the confluence of the Magog and Saint-Francois rivers. It originated as a fur-trading post, about 75 miles (120 km) east of Montreal city and 30 miles (48 km) north of the Vermont, U.S., boundary, and later served as a grist-milling centre for loyalist farmers. In 1818 it was named after Sir John Sherbrooke, governor-general of Canada.

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