Lyon

[ lahy-uhn for 1; French lyawn for 2 ]
/ ˈlaɪ ən for 1; French lyɔ̃ for 2 /

noun

Mary, 1797–1849, U.S. pioneer in advocating and providing advanced education for women: founder of Mount Holyoke College.

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British Dictionary definitions for Lyon

Lyon
/ (French ljɔ̃) /

noun

a city in SE central France, capital of Rhône department, at the confluence of the Rivers Rhône and Saône: the third largest city in France; a major industrial centre and river port. Pop: 445 452 (1999)English name: Lyons (ˈlaɪənz) Ancient name: Lugdunum (lʊɡˈduːnəm)
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Medical definitions for Lyon

Lyon
[ līən ]
Mary Frances Born 1925

British geneticist whose research on mice led to her formulation of the Lyon hypothesis.
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Cultural definitions for Lyon

Lyon
[ (lee-ohnn) ]

Also Lyons; a city in east-central France on the Rhone River.

notes for Lyon

Lyon is the principal producer of silk and rayon in Europe.

notes for Lyon

It was the capital of the Free French Resistance movement in World War II.
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