Argonne Forest

[ahr-gon, ahr-gon; French ar-gawn]


a wooded region in NE France: battles, World War I, 1918; World War II, 1944.

Also called Ar·gonne [ar-gawn] /arˈgɔn/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of argonne

  • What, then, were the troops that the 7th corps had encountered among the passes of the Argonne?

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • To my delight, the French army of the Argonne was given the post of honor.

    The Sequel

    George A. Taylor

  • The seizure of the forest of Argonne follows—the cannonade of Valmy.

  • The tragedies of the Argonne will never be fully written or told.

    The Fight for the Argonne

    William Benjamin West

  • In the Argonne offensive 30 balloon jumps were made by our men.

British Dictionary definitions for argonne



the Argonne a wooded region of NE France: scene of major battles in both World Wars
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