What is United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

  • (noun): A monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland.
    Synonyms: United Kingdom, UK, Great Britain, GB, Britain

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