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La Fontaine

[ French la fawn-ten ]
/ French la fɔ̃ˈtɛn /
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noun

Hen·ri [French ahn-ree], /French ɑ̃ˈri/, 1854–1943, Belgian statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1913.
Jean de [zhahn duh], /ʒɑ̃ də/, 1621–95, French poet and fabulist.

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British Dictionary definitions for La Fontaine

La Fontaine
/ (French la fɔ̃tɛn) /

noun

Jean de (ʒɑ̃ də). 1621–95, French poet, famous for his Fables (1668–94)
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