[ brit-n, bret-n ]
/ ˈbrɪt n, ˈbrɛt n /
an island forming the NE part of Nova Scotia, in SE Canada. 3970 sq. mi. (10,280 sq. km).
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Also called Cape Breton Island.
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British Dictionary definitions for cape breton island
Cape Breton Island
an island off SE Canada, in NE Nova Scotia, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Canso: its easternmost point is Cape Breton . Pop: 132 298 (2006). Area: 10 280 sq km (3970 sq miles)
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