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the continental United States

SG all the states of the US except Alaska and Hawaii

continental Europe/Asia etc

SG all the countries of Europe, Asia etc that are not on islands
2SG relating to a large mass of land:
the warming-up of continental interiors
3SANSG typical of the warmer countries in Western Europe:
a continental-style café
4 British English old-fashionedSG belonging to or in Europe, not including Britain:
continental holidays

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