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perdu

or per·due

[per-doo, -dyoo, per-]
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adjective
  1. hidden; concealed; obscured.
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noun
  1. Obsolete. a soldier assigned to a very dangerous mission or position.
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Origin of perdu

1585–95; < French: lost, past participle of perdre < Latin perdere to lose

Perdu

[per-dy]
noun
  1. Mont [mawn] /mɔ̃/, French name of Monte Perdido.
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Historical Examples

  • At such times he was more than likely to stray over to the banks of the Perdu.

    Earth's Enigmas

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • It would have been hard for Reuben to say just why he found the Perdu so attractive.

    Earth's Enigmas

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • The Perdu was but a stone's throw broad, throughout its entire length.

    Earth's Enigmas

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • He resolved that he would buy property near the Perdu and settle there.

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    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • He laughed softly; and just then the blue heron came back to the Perdu.

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    Charles G. D. Roberts


British Dictionary definitions for perdu

perdu

perdue

adjective
  1. obsolete (of a soldier) placed on hazardous sentry duty
  2. obsolete (of a soldier) placed in a hazardous ambush
  3. (of a person or thing) hidden or concealed
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noun
  1. obsolete a soldier placed on hazardous sentry duty
  2. obsolete a soldier placed in a hazardous ambush
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Word Origin

C16: via French: lost, from perdre to lose, from Latin perdere to destroy

Perdu

noun
  1. Mont Perdu the French name for (Monte) Perdido
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