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plural noun
a group of islands in W Europe: Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and adjacent small islands. 120,592 sq. mi. (312,300 sq. km).
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British Dictionary definitions for British Isles

British Isles

pl n
a group of islands in W Europe, consisting of Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Orkney, Shetland, the Channel Islands belonging to Great Britain, and the islands adjacent to these
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Cultural definitions for British Isles

British Isles

The islands of Great Britain and Ireland and a number of smaller islands off their coasts.

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