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  1. a former province in central France. Capital: Nevers.
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Examples from the Web for nivernais

Historical Examples

  • Through his efforts the Nivernais was incorporated with the French crown in 1669.

    The Cathedrals of Northern France

    Francis Miltoun

  • She purchased some very good things at Nivernais and the Haute-Loire.

    Parisians in the Country

    Honore de Balzac

  • This son who was the last Duc of Nivernais, had died in 1798!

  • The story as given by Nivernais is the most intelligible account.

  • Just as Rouen potters were celebrated for their reds, the Nivernais surpassed them in blues.

    East of Paris

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

British Dictionary definitions for nivernais


  1. a former province of central France, around Nevers
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