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(Placename) the French name for Brittany1
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(ˈbrɪt n i)

1. a historic region in NW France, on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay: a former duchy and province.
2. a metropolitan region in NW France. 2,796,000; 10,505 sq. mi. (27,208 sq. km).
French, Bretagne.
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Noun1.Bretagne - a former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Breton - a native or inhabitant of Brittany (especially one who speaks the Breton language)
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References in classic literature ?
"Yes, sire, it is in Bretagne. Will you majesty make so long a journey as to Nantes?"
He received also the office of admiral, which had been held by his father, the Duc de Vendome and an indemnity for his houses and castles, demolished by the Parliament of Bretagne.
naissance Amerique, destination la Grand Bretagne."
She alone would have introduced, out of busy idleness, a sort of Dutch cleanliness into a house on the confines of Bretagne and Normandie,--a region where they take pride in professing an utter indifference to comfort.
In the story of the Boy and the Mantle even a mature reader may be surprised with a glow of virtuous pleasure at the triumph of the gentle Venelas; and indeed all the postulates of elfin annals,--that the fairies do not like to be named; that their gifts are capricious and not to be trusted; that who seeks a treasure must not speak; and the like,--I find true in Concord, however they might be in Cornwall or Bretagne.
Securities and Exchange Commission, has affirmed the French Region of Bretagne's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'AA' with Stable Outlooks and Short-Term Foreign-Currency IDR at 'F1+'.
In 2001, Bretagne (pronounced Brittany) and Corliss were deployed to New York City shortly after the World Trade Center attack They joined hundreds of other SAR teams from around the world, working at Ground Zero 12 hours a day for two weeks straight.
Le diplomate britannique a dit que la reunion a egalement passe en revue le volume des projets et programmes du developpement et de services mis en place par la Bretagne dans les Etats de l'Est-Soudan.
A preliminary financing contract for 100 million for the high-speed rail project for Bretagne was signed, on 28 September in Rennes, by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Region Bretagne - out of a total financing of 300 million.
24 June 2009 - Unicopa has announced that Terrena and Coopagri Bretagne will be acquiring its animal feed division Nutrea.