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[dawr-dawn-yuh] /dɔrˈdɔn yə/
a river in SW France, flowing W to the Gironde estuary. 300 miles (485 km) long.
a department in SW central France. 3561 sq. mi. (9225 sq. km).
Capital: Périgueux. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This variety bears the name of the owner of the parent tree living in the Dordogne.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Among the reindeer hunters of the Dordogne were artists of no mean ability.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • It takes its name from the river or estuary of the Gironde formed by the union of the Garonne and Dordogne.

  • The principal affluent of the Dordogne in this department is the Isle.

  • Trajectus, according to the old maps, was situated on the river Dordogne, about sixty miles from Tours.

    Bolougne-Sur-Mer Reverend William Canon Fleming
  • And the journey through the valleys of the Garonne and the Dordogne had been undertaken.

    The Last Hope Henry Seton Merriman
  • I was alone on Bergerac bridge, and I leaned with both elbows on the parapet and gazed at the Dordogne flowing beneath the moon.

    News from the Duchy Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Of special interest to us is a representation of a mammoth found engraved on a piece of mammoth tusk in one of the Dordogne caves.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • The feature in question is the remarkable artistic skill shown by the cave men of the Dordogne district.

    Celtic Religion Edward Anwyl
British Dictionary definitions for Dordogne


/French dɔrdɔɲ/
a river in SW France, rising in the Auvergne Mountains and flowing southwest and west to join the Garonne river and form the Gironde estuary. Length: 472 km (293 miles)
a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Périgueux. Pop: 392 291 (2003 est). Area: 9224 sq km (3597 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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