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country
country mid-13c., "district, native land," from O.Fr. contree, from V.L. * (terra) contrata " (land) lying opposite," or " (land) spread before one," from L. contra "opposite, against" (see CONTRA- (Cf. contra-)). Sense narrowed 1520s to rural areas, as opposed to cities. Replaced O.E. land. As an adj. from late 14c. Countrified is from 1650s. First record of country-and-western music style is from 1959. Country club first recorded 1894. Country mile "a long way" is from 1951, Amer.Eng.

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