a region and former province in W France.
Gate of, a wide pass near Poitiers.

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Examples from the Web for poitou

Historical Examples of poitou

  • He did so, and returned nominally to Poitou, but in reality in secret to Paris.


    Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld

  • Gaspard Vaillant had been a landowner near Civray, in Poitou.

  • I have seen it on my own estate in Poitou, and can make every allowance for them.

  • You are only ten days' journey from Poitou, and I should advise you to start at once.

  • As soon as spring set in, the Poitou regiment marched to join the marshal.

British Dictionary definitions for poitou



a former province of W central France, on the Atlantic. Chief town: Poitiers
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