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country

noun  /ˈkʌn·tri/ us  

country noun (POLITICAL UNIT)

[C] an area of land that forms an independent political unit with its own government; a nation considered esp. as a place: Cuba is my native country, but I now live in Florida.

country noun (NATURAL LAND)

[U] land that is not in towns, cities, or industrial areas and is either used for farming or left in its natural condition: I’m spending next weekend in the country with a friend.
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