Que ‧ bec /kwɪˈbek/ BrE AmE
1 . a ↑ province in eastern Canada, whose capital city is also called Quebec, and whose largest city is Montreal. Quebec is the centre of French Canadian ↑ culture . Most of the population speak French as their first language, and there are laws forbidding the official use of English, for example in public signs. Many people in Quebec think that it should separate from the rest of Canada and become an independent country. In a ↑ referendum on this question in 1995, just under 50% of the population voted to leave Canada. People from Quebec are called Québécois, or sometimes Quebeckers.
2 . the capital city of Quebec province, and the centre of French Canadian ↑ nationalism