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[joo r-uh; French zhy-ra] /ˈdʒʊər ə; French ʒüˈra/
a department in E France. 1952 sq. mi. (5055 sq. km).
Capital: Lons-le-Saunier. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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


the plural of jus1


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)
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)
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)
a mountain range in W central Europe, between the Rivers Rhine and Rhône: mostly in E France, extending into W Switzerland
a range of mountains in the NE quadrant of the moon lying on the N border of the Mare Imbrium
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