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[oh-vairn, oh-vurn; French oh-vern-yuh]
  1. a former province in central France.
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Examples from the Web for auvergne

Historical Examples

  • In France it is somewhat more usual, and in Auvergne it is the rule.

    Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine

    Edward A. Freeman

  • "From Auvergne," answered the Frenchman, whose name was Martel.

  • I will notify it to him, who is at present with his Provincial Assembly in Auvergne.

  • He is a viscount, and descended from one of the noblest families in Auvergne.


    Alphonse Daudet

  • The Bailiff of Auvergne was the commander-in-chief of all the forces, army and navy.

British Dictionary definitions for auvergne


  1. a region of S central France: largely mountainous, rising over 1800 m (6000 ft)
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