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a broad avenue in a city, usually having areas at the sides or center for trees, grass, or flowers.
Also called boulevard strip. Upper Midwest. a strip of lawn between a sidewalk and the curb.
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Historical Examples

The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
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a wide usually tree-lined road in a city, often used as a promenade
(capital as part of a street name): Sunset Boulevard

(mainly Canadian)

a grass strip between the pavement and road
the strip of ground between the edge of a private property and the road
the centre strip of a road dividing traffic travelling in different directions



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