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dauphine

[ daw-feen; French doh-feen ]
/ ˈdɔ fin; French doʊˈfin /
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noun, plural dau·phines [daw-feenz; French doh-feen]. /ˈdɔ finz; French doʊˈfin/.
the wife of a dauphin.
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Also dauphiness.

Origin of dauphine

1860–65; <French; Middle French dalfine, feminine of dalphindauphin

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Other definitions for dauphine (2 of 2)

Dauphiné
[ doh-fee-ney ]
/ doʊ fiˈneɪ /

noun
a historical region and former province of SE France.
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British Dictionary definitions for dauphine (1 of 2)

dauphine

dauphiness (ˈdɔːfɪnɪs)

/ (ˈdɔːfiːn, dɔːˈfiːn, French dofin) /

noun
French history the wife of a dauphin

British Dictionary definitions for dauphine (2 of 2)

Dauphiné
/ (French dofine) /

noun
a former province of SE France: its rulers, the Counts of Vienne, assumed the title of dauphin; annexed to France in 1457
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