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George, Saint

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishGeorge, SaintSaint GeorgeGeorge, Saint  (?-303 AD) the patron saint of England. He was born in eastern asia minor, became a soldier in the Roman army, and was officially killed in palestine because of his Christian beliefs. He is said to have saved the life of a woman by killing a dragon (=an imaginary large animal that breathes fire), and he is always shown in pictures doing this. St George's Day, 23rd April, is celebrated as the English national day.Saint GeorgeSaint George   see George, Saint
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