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noun

a large inland sea in N Canada. 850 miles (1,370 km) long; 600 miles (965 km) wide; 400,000 sq. mi. (1,036,000 sq. km).

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British Dictionary definitions for Hudson Bay

Hudson Bay
/ (ˈhʌdsən) /

noun

an inland sea in NE Canada: linked with the Atlantic by Hudson Strait; the S extension forms James Bay; discovered in 1610 by Henry Hudson. Area (excluding James Bay): 647 500 sq km (250 000 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Hudson Bay

Hudson Bay

Inland arm of the Atlantic Ocean in east-central Canada. Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and the Northwest Territories lie on its shores.

It was explored and named by Henry Hudson, who was searching for the Northwest Passage.
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