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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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