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TypeSettlement & Political Subdivision
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.kwi-BEK
, ke-BEK
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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 & CulturesQuébec French
Same SpellingQuébec
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute