[li-mohzh; French lee-mawzh]
- a city in and the capital of Haute Vienne, in S central France.
- Also called Limoges ware. a type of fine porcelain manufactured at Limoges.
- a department in central France. 2145 sq. mi. (5555 sq. km). Capital: Limoges.
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Examples from the Web for limoges
When they do dine, the Hitchcocks sometimes use Limoges china marked “Plaza Athénée.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
After lunch one day, Hollande drove her back to her hotel in Limoges (he was headed to Tulle) and confessed his love.Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex
November 28, 2014
A certain foreign contractor at Limoges was ruined by the famine of 1770.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)
At noon on this day we had a conference with the Chamber of Commerce of Limoges.
We visited the celebrated Haviland plant at Limoges, and met Geo.
As a consequence, the poet retired for a time from Paris to banishment at Limoges.A History of French Literature
Jourdan was likewise a nobleman, born at Limoges to the rank of count in 1762.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
- a city in S central France, on the Vienne River: a centre of the porcelain industry since the 18th century. Pop: 133 968 (1999)
- a department of W central France, in Limousin region. Capital: Limoges. Pop: 353 788 (2003 est). Area: 5555 sq km (2166 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for limoges
painted porcelain or enamel from Limoges in France, 1838; for place name see Limousine.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper