[ hel-vee-shuh ]
/ hɛlˈvi ʃə /
Definition of Helvetia
an Alpine region in Roman times, corresponding to the western and northern parts of Switzerland.
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How to use Helvetia in a sentence
He called his colony New Helvetia, and soon had about three hundred Indians at work for him.
In this country the fat tannages have been typified by the "Crown" and "Helvetia" leathers.
All the great lords of Helvetia west and east joined the brave alliance.
On the night of the eleventh we encamped fifteen miles below New Helvetia, still raining.
British Dictionary definitions for Helvetia
the Latin name for Switzerland
a Roman province in central Europe (1st century bc to the 5th century ad), corresponding to part of S Germany and parts of W and N Switzerland
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