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Dahomey

[duh-hoh-mee; French da-aw-mey]
noun
  1. former name of Benin(def 1).
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Related formsDa·ho·me·an, Da·ho·man [duh-hoh-muh n] /dəˈhoʊ mən/, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of dahomey

  • The furnace of "Satanic cruelty" had been broken down at Dahomey.

    An Outcast

    F. Colburn Adams

  • Where was the little king of Dahomey, of whom M. Moronval had spoken so warmly?

    Jack

    Alphonse Daudet

  • Why, his royal Highness,—you know him,—the little king of Dahomey.

    Jack

    Alphonse Daudet

  • All the daily papers published a biography of the little king of Dahomey.

    Jack

    Alphonse Daudet

  • A king of Dahomey escorted to the grave by a procession of Bohemians!

    Jack

    Alphonse Daudet


British Dictionary definitions for dahomey

Dahomey

noun
  1. the former name (until 1975) of Benin
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