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  1. George Brydg·es [brij-iz] /ˈbrɪdʒ ɪz/, Baron,1718–92, British admiral.
  2. a male given name: an Old English family name, taken from a placename.
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  1. George Brydges, 1st Baron Rodney. 1719–92, English admiral: captured Martinique (1762): defeated the Spanish at Cape St Vincent (1780) and the French under Admiral de Grasse off Dominica (1782), restoring British superiority in the Caribbean
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