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Cluny

[kloo-nee; French kly-nee]
noun
  1. a town in E France, N of Lyons: ruins of a Benedictine abbey.
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Historical Examples of cluny

  • The Musée Cluny was very near my hotel and I saw it plundered.

    Memoirs

    Charles Godfrey Leland

  • Examples of magnificent costumes of the order may be seen in the Cluny Museum.

  • This new party had its origin in the monastery of Cluny, from which it took its name.

  • The Htel Cluny preserves some of the best that were ever produced.

    Old and New Paris, v. 2

    Henry Sutherland Edwards

  • The Cluny Museum has no claim to be considered a picture-gallery.

    Old and New Paris, v. 2

    Henry Sutherland Edwards


British Dictionary definitions for cluny

Cluny

noun
  1. a town in E central France: reformed Benedictine order founded here in 910; important religious and cultural centre in the Middle Ages. Pop: 4376 (1999)
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