Plains of Abraham

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Abraham, Plains of,

fairly level field adjoining the upper part of the city of Quebec, Canada. There, in 1759, the English under Gen. James Wolfe defeated the French under Gen. Louis Montcalm. The battle decided the last of the French and Indian WarsFrench and Indian Wars,
1689–1763, the name given by American historians to the North American colonial wars between Great Britain and France in the late 17th and the 18th cent.
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 and led to British supremacy in Canada. Part of the battle site is now built over, but a part is preserved as a national park.

Plains of Abraham:

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fairly level field adjoining the upper part of the city of Quebec, Canada. There, in 1759, the English under Gen. James Wolfe defeated the French under Gen. Louis Montcalm.
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Plains of Abraham

English victory decided last of French and Indian wars (1759). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 7]
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Plains of Abraham

a field in E Canada between Quebec City and the St Lawrence River: site of an important British victory (1759) in the Seven Years' War, which cost the French their possession of Canada