Variant of Quebec
- province of E Canada, between Hudson Bay & the Gulf of St. Lawrence: 594,860 sq mi (1,540,681 sq km); pop. 7,139,000: abbrev. QC or Que
- capital of this province: seaport on the St. Lawrence River: pop. 167,000 (met. area, 672,000)also Quebec City Fr. name
Origin: Fr, earlier Quebecq, Kébec, prob. < Algonquian name of region where the city was built
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