[ roo-ahn, -ahn; French rwahn ]
/ ruˈɑ̃, -ˈɑn; French rwɑ̃ /


a city in and the capital of Seine-Maritime, in N France, on the Seine: famous cathedral; execution of Joan of Arc 1431.
one of a breed of domestic ducks resembling the wild mallard.


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Definition for rouen (2 of 2)

[ sen-mah-ree-teem ]
/ sɛn mɑ riˈtim /


a department in NW France. 2449 sq. mi. (6340 sq. km). Capital: Rouen.
Formerly Seine-In·fé·rieure [sen-an-fey-ryœr] /sɛn ɛ̃ feɪˈryœr/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for rouen (1 of 2)

/ (French rwɑ̃) /


a city in N France, on the River Seine: the chief river port of France; became capital of the duchy of Normandy in 912; scene of the burning of Joan of Arc (1431); university (1964). Pop: 106 592 (1999)

British Dictionary definitions for rouen (2 of 2)

/ (French sɛnmaritim) /


a department of N France, in Haute-Normandie region. Capital: Rouen. Pop: 1 237 263 (2003 est). Area: 6342 sq km (2473 sq miles)
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