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Eugene

[ yoo-jeen or, for 2, yoo-jeen ]
/ yuˈdʒin or, for 2, ˈyu dʒin /
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noun

a city in W Oregon.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “wellborn.”

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Eugène
[ œ-zhen ]
/ œˈʒɛn /

noun

Prince François Eugène de Savoie-Carignan, 1663–1736, Austrian general, born in France.
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Eugène
/ (French øʒɛn) /

noun

Prince, title of François Eugène de Savoie-Carignan. 1663–1736, Austrian general, born in France: with Marlborough defeated the French at Blenheim (1704), Oudenaarde (1708), and Malplaquet (1709)
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