Vancouver
I. biographical name George 1757-1798 English navigator II. geographical name 1. city SW Washington on Columbia River opposite Portland, Oregon population 143,560 2. city & port Canada in SW British Columbia on Burrard Inlet population 545,671 • Vancouverite noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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