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[kan, kanz; French kan] /kæn, kænz; French kan/
a city in SE France, on the Mediterranean Sea: resort; annual film festival. Unabridged
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/kæn; kænz; French kan/
a port and resort in SE France: developed in the 19th century from a fishing village; annual film festival. Pop: 67 304 (1999)
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Word Origin and History for Cannes

city on the French Riviera, perhaps from a pre-Indo-European word *kan, meaning "height." The film festival dates from 1946.

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Cannes in Culture
Cannes [(kan)]

Fashionable resort on the French Riviera.

Note: Cannes hosts an annual international film festival.
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