Belleau-wood Definition

bĕ-lō, bĕlō
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Small forest in N France: site of a battle (1918) in WWI in which U.S. forces stopped a German advance on Paris.
Webster's New World
A forested area of northern France east of Château-Thierry. In World War I it was the site of a hard-fought victory over the Germans (June 1918), and it now contains a cemetery dedicated to the Americans who died in the battle.
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