- a former province in S France. Capital: Toulouse.
Examples from the Web for languedoc
Historical Examples of languedoc
But upon hearing that it was into Languedoc I went, he frowned inquiry.Bardelys the Magnificent
This was particularly the case in Normandy, in Languedoc, and on the banks of the Rhône.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
Friezes which are now supplied from Carcassone in Languedoc.A Tour in Ireland
Letters from Provence, Languedoc, and Dauphine say that the situation there is unaltered.The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
The Marquis belonged to one of the oldest families of Languedoc.The Son of Monte Christo
- a former province of S France, lying between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the River Rhône: formed around the countship of Toulouse in the 13th century; important production of bulk wines
- a wine from this region
Word Origin and History for languedoc
"language of medieval France south of the Loire," 1660s, from French langue d'oc "speech of the south of France," literally "the language of 'yes,' " from oc the word used for "yes" in southern France, from Latin hoc "this;" as opposed to langue d'oïl, from the way of saying "yes" in the north of France (Modern French oui); each from a different word in Latin phrase hoc ille (fecit) "this he (did)." The langue d'oïl has developed into standard Modern French.