Place Name QUEBEC

TYPE: Settlement & Political Subdivision
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: kwi-BEK, ke-BEK   [details]

Meaning & History

English form of French Québec, derived from the Algonquin word kepec meaning "narrows", referring to the Saint Lawrence River near Quebec city. This is the name of a Canadian province and also the capital city of that province.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Québec (French)
SAME SPELLING: Québec