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Jura

[joo r-uh; French zhy-ra] /ˈdʒʊər ə; French ʒüˈra/
noun
1.
a department in E France. 1952 sq. mi. (5055 sq. km).
Capital: Lons-le-Saunier.
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  • "She was my wife," he said again, looking up at the last of the haughty juras with hate unquenchable in his glance.

    The White Blackbird Hudson Douglas
  • Since its first appearance, the form has been found repeatedly in the juras.

    The North American Slime-Moulds Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
  • But we were in the real juras now, and one does not go through that range on a water grade.

    The Car That Went Abroad Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Some boulders from the Alps, weighing three thousand tons each, are now found on the juras.

    Famous Men of Science Sarah K. Bolton
British Dictionary definitions for juras

jura

/ˈdʒʊərə/
noun
1.
the plural of jus1

Jura

/ˈdʒʊərə/
noun
1.
a department of E France, in Franche-Comté region. Capital: Lons-le-Saunier. Pop: 253 309 (2003 est)). Area: 5055 sq km (1971 sq miles)
2.
a canton of Switzerland, bordering the French frontier: formed in 1979 from part of Bern. Capital: Delémont. Pop: 69 200 (2002 est). Area: 838 sq km (323 sq miles)
3.
an island off the W coast of Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides, separated from the mainland by the Sound of Jura. Pop: 200 (2004 est). Area: 381 sq km (147 sq miles)
4.
a mountain range in W central Europe, between the Rivers Rhine and Rhône: mostly in E France, extending into W Switzerland
5.
a range of mountains in the NE quadrant of the moon lying on the N border of the Mare Imbrium
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