Pronunciation: (brest; for 2 also Russ. bryest), [key]
1. a seaport in the W extremity of France: German submarine base in World War II; surrendered to Allies September 1944. 172,176.
2. Formerly, Brest Litovsk. a city in SW Byelorussia (Belarus), on the Bug River: formerly in Poland; German-Russian peace treaty 1918. 238,000.
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