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British Columbia

a province in W Canada on the Pacific coast. 366,255 sq. mi. (948,600 sq. km).
Capital: Victoria.
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British Columbian, noun Unabridged
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  • The evidence for british columbian totemism, I shall show, is so wavering as to make criticism difficult.

  • Maples are found, to be sure, but they are rather more like bushes than trees to the british columbian mind.

    On Canada's Frontier Julian Ralph
  • Many of the british columbian peoples made themselves artificially ugly by flattening the sides of the head.

    Pioneers in Canada

    Sir Harry Johnston
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British Columbian

of or relating to British Columbia or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of British Columbia

British Columbia

a province of W Canada, on the Pacific coast: largely mountainous with extensive forests, rich mineral resources, and important fisheries. Capital: Victoria. Pop: 4 196 383 (2004 est). Area: 930 532 sq km (359 279 sq miles) BC
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British Columbia definition

Province in western Canada, bordered by Alberta to the east; Montana, Idaho, and Washington to the south; the Pacific Ocean to the west; and the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories to the north.

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