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Bel·leau Wood(bĕ-lō′, bĕl′ō)
A forested area of northern France east of Château-Thierry. In World War I it was the site of a hard-fought victory over the Germans (June 1918), and it now contains a cemetery dedicated to the Americans who died in the battle.
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Belleau Wood(ˈbɛləʊ; French bɛlo)
(Placename) a forest in N France: site of a battle (1918) in which the US Marines halted a German advance on Paris
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Bel′leau Wood′(ˈbɛl oʊ, bɛˈloʊ)
a forest in N France, NW of Château-Thierry: a memorial to the U.S. Marines who won a battle there 1918.
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|Noun||1.||Belleau Wood - a World War I battle in northwestern France where the Allies defeated the Germans in 1918|
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
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