noun, plural ro·mans-fleuves [raw-mahn-flœv] /rɔ mɑ̃ˈflœv/. French.
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noun plural romans-fleuves (rɔmɑ̃flœv)
a novel or series of novels dealing with a family or other group over several generations
Word Origin for roman-fleuve
literally: stream novel
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