Brittany



a region in NW France, on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay: a former duchy and province.
Contemporary Examples

Brittany Death Suit Gerald Posner January 26, 2010
The Oldest Profession Evolves—How the Web Transformed Prostitution Gregory Gilderman September 9, 2012
Jennifer Hudson Shines in ‘Call Me Crazy’ Allison Samuels April 19, 2013
24 Is Not Too “Old” to Compete for Miss America Erin Cunningham June 26, 2014
The Oldest Profession Evolves—How the Web Transformed Prostitution Gregory Gilderman September 9, 2012

Historical Examples

Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886) Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) John Holland Rose
Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
The Wars of the Roses John G. Edgar

noun
a region of NW France, the peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay: settled by Celtic refugees from Wales and Cornwall during the Anglo-Saxon invasions; disputed between England and France until 1364 Breton name Breiz (braɪz) French name Bretagne, related adjective Breton
noun (pl) -nies
a medium-sized strongly-built variety of retriever with a slightly wavy coat usu. in tan and white, liver and white, or black and white
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