Cape Breton Island

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Cape Bret·on Island

 (brĕt′n, brĭt′n)
An island forming the northeast part of Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Cape Breton Island

n
(Placename) 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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Noun1.Cape Breton Island - an island that forms the northeastern part of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia - the Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns
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LUCKY HIM Billy dodges moose on a Harley, riding the Cabot Trail in Cape Britain; CHILLY BILLY Iceberg encounter
Born in Hay Cove, Cape Britain, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Roderick and Catherine (MacNeil) MacNeil.