Ardennes

[ ahr-den; French ar-den ]
/ ɑrˈdɛn; French arˈdɛn /

noun

Forest of, a wooded plateau region in W Europe, in NE France, SE Belgium, and Luxembourg: World War I battle 1914; World War II battle 1944–45.
a department in NE France. 2028 sq. mi. (5255 sq. km). Capital: Mézières.

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Ardennes
/ (ɑːˈdɛn, French ardɛn) /

noun

a department of NE France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Mézières. Pop: 288 806 (2003 est). Area: 5253 sq km (2049 sq miles)
the Ardennes a wooded plateau in SE Belgium, Luxembourg, and NE France: scene of heavy fighting in both World Wars
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