Alençon

[ a-lahn-sawn; English uh-len-suh n, -son ]
/ a lɑ̃ˈsɔ̃; English əˈlɛn sən, -sɒn /
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noun

a city in and the capital of Orne, in NW France: lace manufacture.

Orne

[ awrn ]
/ ɔrn /

noun

a department in NW France. 2372 sq. mi. (6145 sq. km). Capital: Alençon.
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Alençon

/ (French alɑ̃sɔ̃) /

noun

a town in NW France: early lace-manufacturing centre. Pop: 28 935 (1999)

Orne

/ (French ɔrn) /

noun

a department of NW France, in Basse-Normandie. Capital: Alençon. Pop: 291 274 (2003 est). Area: 6144 sq km (2396 sq miles)
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