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addaword.gifdefinition of Blue Banana

noun
an area in Western Europe which stretches – in a shape of a banana – from Northwest England to Italy, and covers the greatest concentration of urban population in Europe
Today the biggest mega-region is the well developed blue banana mostly along the Rhine.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 16/11/2010 15:35:00
Definition of Blue Banana from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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