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English definition of “country”

country

noun
 
/ˈkʌntri/
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: It’s nice to get out into the country on weekends. This whole area is bear country (= where many bears live).
(Definition of country from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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