Montreal[män′trē ôl′, mun′-]
- city & seaport in SW Quebec, Canada, on an island in the St. Lawrence River: pop. 1,016,000 (met. area, 3,327,000)
- this island: 201 sq mi (521 sq km)
Origin: Fr Montréal, after Mont Royal, Mount Royal, at its center
- Montrealer noun
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Montreal - Cultural Definition
- Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris, and the second-largest city in Canada, after Toronto.
- It lies at the foot of Mount Royal, for which it is named.