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  1. a former province in S France. Capital: Toulouse.
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Related formsLangue·do·cian [lang-doh-shuh n, lang-gwuh-doh-shuh n] /læŋˈdoʊ ʃən, ˌlæŋ gwəˈdoʊ ʃən/, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of languedoc

  • But upon hearing that it was into Languedoc I went, he frowned inquiry.

    Bardelys the Magnificent

    Rafael Sabatini

  • This was particularly the case in Normandy, in Languedoc, and on the banks of the Rhône.

  • Friezes which are now supplied from Carcassone in Languedoc.

    A Tour in Ireland

    Arthur Young

  • Letters from Provence, Languedoc, and Dauphine say that the situation there is unaltered.

  • The Marquis belonged to one of the oldest families of Languedoc.

British Dictionary definitions for languedoc


  1. 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
  2. a wine from this region
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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.

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