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 (kōl′chĕs′tər, -chĭ-stər)
A borough of southeast England near the North Sea. It was an important pre-Roman city and the site of the first Roman colony in Britain.
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(Placename) a town in E England, in NE Essex; university (1964). Pop: 104 390 (2001). Latin name: Camulodunum
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(ˈkoʊlˌtʃɛs tər, -tʃə stər)

a city in NE Essex, in E England. 149,100.
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