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a mountainous region in NW England containing many lakes: tourist center.
a region of lakes and mountains in NW England, in Cumbria: includes England’s largest lake (Windermere) and highest mountain (Scafell Pike); national park; literary associations (the Lake Poets); tourist region Also called Lakeland


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