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Britain

(brĭt`ən), alternate term for Great Britain, comprised of England, Scotland, and Wales. Often used synonymously with the United Kingdom, the name Britain is derived from Britannia, given by the Romans to the portion of the island of Great Britain that they occupied. It has sometimes been used to refer to Great Britain in the period before the Germanic invasions of the 5th cent. A.D. After the union (1707) of England and Scotland, parliamentary legislation for a time used "South Britain" and "North Britain" to refer to the two parts. For a more complete history, see Great BritainGreat Britain,
officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2011 pop. 63,181,775), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. The country is often referred to simply as Britain.
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Albion
poetic name for England. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 19]
beefeater
yeoman of the English royal guard, esp. at the Tower of London; slang for Englishman. [Br. Culture: Misc.]
Bull, John
personification of Britain. [Br. Folklore: Benét, 45]
Court of St
. James’s British royal court. [Br. Hist.: Misc.]
George, St.
patron saint of Britain. [Br. Hist.: Golden Legend]
God Save the Queen
British national anthem. [Br. Culture: Scholes, 408]
Nation of Shopkeepers
name disdainfully given to Britain by Napoleon Bonaparte. [Fr. Hist.: Wheeler, 256]
Rule Britannia!
patriotic song of Britain. [Br. Culture: Scholes, 897–898]
10 Downing Street
the British government; refers to location of Prime Minister’s residence [Br. Culture: Benét, 286]
Union Jack
British national flag. [Br. Culture: Misc.]
Whitehall
many government offices on this street; synonymous with government. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2970]

Britain

another name for Great Britain or the United Kingdom
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