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  1. a city in N Morocco: formerly one of the traditional capitals of the sultanate in the former French zone.
Also Fez [fez] /fɛz/.
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Historical Examples

  • The Fes of Normandy are, like others, guilty of child-changing.

    The Fairy Mythology

    Thomas Keightley

  • All this, however, does not prove that they were the origin of the Fes: see above, p. 6.

    The Fairy Mythology

    Thomas Keightley

  • But, in popular superstition, if not in Perrault's tales, the Fes had many other attributes.

    Popular Tales

    Charles Perrault

  • He asked to speak to Fes alone a minute, and later I helped Fes do what he told him.

    In the Arena

    Booth Tarkington

  • Festal, fes′tal, adj. pertaining to a feast or holiday: joyous: gay.

British Dictionary definitions for fes



  1. a city in N central Morocco, traditional capital of the north: became an independent kingdom in the 11th century, at its height in the 14th century; religious centre; university (850). Pop: 664 000 (2003)
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