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 (mŏn′trē-ôl′) or Mont·ré·al (môN′rā-äl′)
A city of southern Quebec, Canada, on Montreal Island in the St. Lawrence River. Named after Mount Royal, a hill at its center, it was founded by French missionaries as Ville-Marie-de-Montréal in 1642 and grew rapidly as a fur-trading center and starting point for western exploration. The English captured the city in 1760. Today Montreal is a major Canadian port and a cultural, commercial, and industrial hub.
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(Placename) a city and major port in central Canada, in S Quebec on Montreal Island at the junction of the Ottawa and St Lawrence Rivers. Pop: 1 039 534 (2001). French name: Montréal
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(ˌmɒn triˈɔl, ˌmʌn-)

a port in S Quebec, in E Canada, on an island (Mon′treal Is′land) in the St. Lawrence. 1,017,666. French, Mont•ré•al (mɔ̃ reɪˈal)
Mont`re•al′er, n.
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Noun1.Montreal - a city in southern Quebec province on the Saint Lawrence RiverMontreal - a city in southern Quebec province on the Saint Lawrence River; the largest city in Quebec and 2nd largest in Canada; the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world
Quebec - the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British
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[ˌmɒntriˈɔːl] nMontréal
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