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country

noun
 
/ˈkʌn·tri/
A1 ( plural countries) an area of land that has its own government, army, etc.: European countries
A2 [no plural] land that is not in towns or cities, and that can have fields and farms on it or be wild: It’s nice to get out in the country on weekends. This whole area is bear country (= where many bears live).
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