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English definition of “the old country”

the old country

noun [S]    
the country that a person or a person's family originally came from: I've no plans to go back to the old country .Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names
(Definition of the old country noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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