Brest

[ brest; for 2 also Russian bryest ]
/ brɛst; for 2 also Russian bryɛst /

noun

a seaport in the W extremity of France: German submarine base in World War II; surrendered to Allies September 1944.
Formerly Brest Litovsk. a city in SW Byelorussia (Belarus), on the Bug River: formerly in Poland; German-Russian peace treaty 1918.

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Brest
/ (brɛst) /

noun

a port in NW France, in Brittany: chief naval station of the country, planned by Richelieu in 1631 and fortified by Vauban. Pop: 149 634 (1999)
a city in SW Belarus: Polish until 1795 and from 1921 to 1945. Pop: 299 000 (2005 est)Former name (until 1921): Brest Litovsk (brɛst liˈtɔfsk) Polish name: Brześć nad Bugiem
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