a mountain range between Spain and France. Highest peak, Pic de Néthou, 11,165 feet (3,400 meters).
- Pyr·e·ne·an, adjective
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How to use Pyrenees in a sentence
Andorra is a small country known for its ski areas that is nestled between Spain and France in the Pyrenees.Andorra lawmakers extend civil marriage equality to same-sex couples | Michael K. Lavers | July 21, 2022 | Washington Blade
The Tour de France Femmes noticeably sidesteps the iconic climbs in the Alps and Pyrenees, and it also skips an individual time trial, which is a mainstay in the men’s race.There’s Finally a Legitimate Tour de France for Women | Fred Dreier | October 15, 2021 | Outside Online
At the Fuji Park Evacuation Center, about six miles from Carson City Community Center, Dan Barosko and his 138-pound Pyrenees dog Lilie evacuated from his home in South Lake Tahoe on Monday afternoon.Devastating Caldor Fire continues to burn toward Lake Tahoe, forcing thousands to evacuate | Ally Gravina, Diana Leonard | August 31, 2021 | Washington Post
With Franco in power, and still facing reprisals, he fled into exile in Pamiers, France, close to the Pyrenees mountain region near the Spanish border.Josep Almudéver Mateu, last-known survivor of the International Brigades who fought Franco, dies at 101 | Phil Davison | May 31, 2021 | Washington Post
Hemingway and his first wife Hadley went from the Basque country to Pamplona over the Pyrenees by bus.
The two women crossed the Pyrenees by foot, ending up in a Spanish jail before being rescued by friends.At U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Anniversary, One Survivor’s Quest Continues | Sandra McElwaine | April 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was the fourth son of a peasant proprietor of Lectourne, a little town on the slopes of the Pyrenees.
Incessantly fighting for fifteen days in his retreat towards the Pyrenees, he lost three thousand more of his men.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
His immediate recompense was the post of general of brigade in the Army of the Eastern Pyrenees.
He was, for this reason, at once elected lieutenant-colonel of the volunteer legion of the Pyrenees.
This alliance was invented by Spain, which will never renounce its project of destroying the boundary of the Pyrenees.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for Pyrenees
a mountain range between France and Spain, extending from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean. Highest peak: Pico de Aneto, 3404 m (11 168 ft)
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Cultural definitions for Pyrenees
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