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Que·bec

Quebec

 
pronunciation:
kwih bek [or] ke bek
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part of speech: noun
definition: a province in eastern Canada on the U.S. border between New Brunswick and Ontario. Its capital is Quebec City.
 
derivations: Quebecer (n.), Quebecker (n.)
Word History
Quebec is the French spelling of the Micmac word gepèg, which means "narrow passage." Gepeg refers to the place where the St. Lawrence River narrows.