Perpignan

[per-pee-nyahn]
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noun

a city in and the capital of Pyrénées-Orientales, in the S extremity of France.

Pyrénées-Orientales

[pee-rey-ney-zaw-ree-ahn-tal]

noun

a department in S France. 1600 sq. mi. (4145 sq. km). Capital: Perpignan.
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Contemporary Examples of perpignan

Historical Examples of perpignan

  • The next day I arrived at the posting-inn at Perpignan in time for dinner.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • I must see Perpignan and discover how much has been told him, and how much he has guessed.

    Caught In The Net

    Emile Gaboriau

  • This Perpignan was well known—some people said too well known—in Paris.

    Caught In The Net

    Emile Gaboriau

  • Perpignan thought it best to take no notice of this observation.

    Caught In The Net

    Emile Gaboriau

  • The expression in Perpignan's face changed from astonishment to fear.

    Caught In The Net

    Emile Gaboriau


British Dictionary definitions for perpignan

Perpignan

noun

a town in S France: historic capital of Roussillon. Pop: 105 115 (1999)

Pyrénées-Orientales

noun

a department of S France, in Languedoc-Roussillon region. Capital: Perpignan. Pop: 411 447 (2003 est). Area: 4144 sq km (1616 sq miles)
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