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Breton

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[ bruh-tawn ]
/ brəˈtɔn /
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noun
An·dré [ahn-drey], /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ/, 1896–1966, French poet, essayist, and critic.
Jules A·dolphe [zhyla-dawlf], /ʒyl aˈdɔlf/, 1827–1906, French painter.
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Other definitions for Breton (2 of 2)

Breton2
[ bret-n; French bruh-tawn ]
/ ˈbrɛt n; French brəˈtɔn /

noun
a native or inhabitant of Brittany.
Also called Armorican, Armoric. the Celtic language of Brittany.
(often lowercase) a round hat for women, with a flat crown and a turned-up brim.
adjective
pertaining to Brittany, the Bretons, or their language.

Origin of Breton

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1815–20; <French breton; replacing Britain, Brit(t)on, Breton used for both this sense and the sense of Briton
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British Dictionary definitions for Breton (1 of 2)

Breton1
/ (ˈbrɛtən, French brətɔ̃) /

adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of Brittany, its people, or their language
noun
a native or inhabitant of Brittany, esp one who speaks the Breton language
the indigenous language of Brittany, belonging to the Brythonic subgroup of the Celtic family of languages

British Dictionary definitions for Breton (2 of 2)

Breton2
/ (French brətɔ̃) /

noun
André (ɑ̃dre). 1896–1966, French poet and art critic: founder and chief theorist of surrealism, publishing the first surrealist manifesto in 1924
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