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  1. an Alpine region in Roman times, corresponding to the W and N parts of Switzerland.
  2. Switzerland.
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Examples from the Web for helvetia

Historical Examples of helvetia

  • Several of these incursions occurred while we were at Helvetia.

    The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California

    Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont

  • His earnestness, his enthusiasm, it quite touched the heart of Helvetia Appleyard.

    Tommy and Co.

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • But when Helvetia Appleyard explained them, all became clear.

    Tommy and Co.

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • You must have just emerged from the mountains of Helvetia, or the forests of the Danube.'


    William Ware

  • In this country the fat tannages have been typified by the "Crown" and "Helvetia" leathers.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

British Dictionary definitions for helvetia


  1. the Latin name for Switzerland
  2. 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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