[duh-hoh-mee; French da-aw-mey]
- former name of Benin(def 1).
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The furnace of "Satanic cruelty" had been broken down at Dahomey.An Outcast
F. Colburn Adams
All the daily papers published a biography of the little king of Dahomey.
Where was the little king of Dahomey, of whom M. Moronval had spoken so warmly?
Why, his royal Highness,—you know him,—the little king of Dahomey.
A king of Dahomey escorted to the grave by a procession of Bohemians!
- the former name (until 1975) of Benin
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