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[boo-lohn, -loin, buh-; French boo-lawn-yuh]
  1. a seaport in N France, on the English Channel.
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Also called Bou·logne-sur-Mer [boo-lawn-yuh-syr-mer] /buˈlɔn yə sürˈmɛr/.
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Examples from the Web for boulogne

Historical Examples

  • M. Latouche Treville, who had commanded at Boulogne, commanded now at Toulon.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

    Robert Southey

  • They were part of the grande arme under orders for Boulogne.

  • I start for town at once, and shall be at Boulogne to-morrow.

  • At this time the sees of St. Omer and Boulogne were founded.

  • The North Foreland was passed and a course shaped for Boulogne.

British Dictionary definitions for boulogne


  1. a port in N France, on the English Channel. Pop: 44 859 (1999)Official name: French Boulogne-sur-Mer (bulɔɲsyrmɛr)
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