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Blenheim

[blen-uh m]
noun
  1. village in S Germany, on the Danube: famous victory of the Duke of Marlborough over the French, 1704.
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German Blindheim.
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Historical Examples of blenheim

  • The Proctor went ‘to Blenheim with Nan,’ and it cost him fifteen and sixpence.

    Oxford

    Andrew Lang

  • The ships of war had congregated in the Blenheim passage of the Canton river.

    The Three Midshipmen

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Known for his famous victories At Blenheim and at Ramillies.

  • When, in 1704, the news of Blenheim oozed out, the king's grief was piteous to see.

  • After asking Pug after Mrs. Blenheim's health, he accepted the invitation.


British Dictionary definitions for blenheim

Blenheim

1
noun
  1. a village in SW Germany, site of a victory of Anglo-Austrian forces under the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugène of Savoy that saved Vienna from the French and Bavarians (1704) during the War of the Spanish SuccessionModern name: Blindheim
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Blenheim

2
noun
  1. a type of King Charles spaniel having red-and-white markings
  2. Also called: Blenheim orange
    1. a type of apple tree bearing gold-coloured apples
    2. the fruit of this tree
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Word Origin for Blenheim

C19: named after Blenheim Palace
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