Chevy Chase (chĕvˈē) [key], town (1990 pop. 8,559), Montgomery co., W central Md., a residential suburb of Washington, D.C.; founded as a village, inc. 1914. The Audubon Society maintains a mansion here with 40 acres (16 hectares) of garden and wildlife sanctuary.
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