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Lyonnais

or Ly·o·nais

[lee-aw-ne]
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noun
  1. a former province in E France.
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Historical Examples

  • Money could not buy these precious souvenirs of the Lyonnais looms.

    Europe from a Motor Car

    Russell Richardson

  • American manufacturers are using the Jacquard loom, a Lyonnais invention.

    Europe from a Motor Car

    Russell Richardson

  • It is divided into three distinct parts, le Lyonnais proper, le Forez, and le Beaujolais.

  • The Lyonnais is the name given to that region lying somewhat to the westward of the city of Lyon.

  • Augereau was betraying softness and irresolution in the Lyonnais in front of a smaller Austrian force.


British Dictionary definitions for lyonnais

Lyonnais

noun
  1. a former province of E central France, on the Rivers Rhône and Saône: occupied by the present-day departments of Rhône and Loire. Chief town: Lyon
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