A country is defined as a nation, the people of the nation or land in a rural area.(noun)
The definition of country is relating to rural life.(adjective)
An example of country used as an adjective is the phrase "country food" which means traditional food from farmland areas.
See country in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. countries
Origin: ME contre < OFr contrée < VL *(regio) contrata, region lying opposite < L contra: see contra-
See country in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. coun·tries
Origin: Middle English countre
Origin: , from Old French contree
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *(terra) contrāta, (land) opposite, before
Origin: , from Latin contrā, opposite; see kom in Indo-European roots.
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