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Île de France

[ eel duh -frahns ]
/ il də ˈfrɑ̃s /
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noun

a former province in northern France, including Paris and the region around it.
former name of Mauritius.

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British Dictionary definitions for Île de France

Île-de-France
/ (French ildəfrɑ̃s) /

noun

a region of N France, in the Paris Basin: part of the duchy of France in the 10th century
a former name (1715–1810) for Mauritius
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