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Lorraine

[ luh-reyn, law-, loh-; French law-ren ]
/ ləˈreɪn, lɔ-, loʊ-; French lɔˈrɛn /
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noun

Also Lor·rain .Claude Claude Gelée, 1600–82, French painter.
a medieval kingdom in W Europe along the Moselle, Meuse, and Rhine rivers.
a region in NE France, once included in this kingdom: a former province.Compare Alsace-Lorraine.
a female given name.

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Lorraine
/ (lɒˈreɪn, French lɔrɛn) /

noun

a region and former province of E France; ceded to Germany in 1871 after the Franco-Prussian war and regained by France in 1919; rich iron-ore depositsGerman name: Lothringen
Kingdom of Lorraine an early medieval kingdom on the Meuse, Moselle, and Rhine rivers: later a duchy
a former duchy in E France, once the S half of this kingdom
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