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Great Britain

greIt brI tn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the main island of the United Kingdom, off the coast of France, occupied by England, Scotland, and Wales, and including some adjacent islands. (Cf. United Kingdom.)
definition 2: the Kingdom of Great Britain, formed in 1707 by uniting the kingdoms of England and Scotland. The Kingdom of Great Britain was later united with the Kingdom of Ireland in 1801 to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. This political unit no longer exists.
The American colonists fought for independence from Great Britain.