[ French gree-zawn ]
/ French griˈzɔ̃ /
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a canton in E Switzerland. 2,747 sq. mi. (7,115 sq. km). Capital: Chur.
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Compelled to flee from their native land, they naturally took refuge in Switzerland or in the Grisons.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)|Thomas M. Lindsay
He became a convert to the Gospel through conversations with Melanchthon, abandoned his diocese, and retired among the Grisons.Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
In 1418 they were found in Switzerland, and in the country of the Grisons; and in 1422 they made their appearance in Italy.
In 1481, cockchafers committed great ravages in the Grisons.Olla Podrida|Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The population of the Grisons in the sixteenth century held regular meetings not less licentious than those of the Cossacks.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for Grisons
/ (ɡrizɔ̃) /
the French name for Graubünden
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