Gironde

[juh-rond; French zhee-rawnd]
noun
  1. an estuary in SW France, formed by the junction of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. 45 miles (72 km) long.
  2. a department in SW France. 4141 sq. mi. (10,725 sq. km). Capital: Bordeaux.
  3. the Gironde, the party of the Girondists.
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Historical Examples of gironde

  • It is from there down to the mouth of the Gironde that their cruisers are so thick.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • Until November last Bordeaux, and indeed the whole of the Gironde, was moderate.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • The most important group in the new chamber were the deputies from the Gironde.

  • The hero is an inhabitant of the Gironde and not a member of the party which bore that name.

    Hilaire Belloc

    C. Creighton Mandell

  • The action moves from a town in the Gironde to the frontiers.

    Hilaire Belloc

    C. Creighton Mandell


British Dictionary definitions for gironde

Gironde

noun
  1. a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Bordeaux. Pop: 1 330 683 (2003 est). Area: 10 726 sq km (4183 sq miles)
  2. an estuary in SW France, formed by the confluence of the Rivers Garonne and Dordogne. Length: 72 km (45 miles)
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