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[roo-see-yohn; French roo-see-yawn]
  1. a historic region in S France, on the border of Spain and the Mediterranean Sea.
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Examples from the Web for roussillon

Historical Examples of roussillon

  • Others have thought, but mistakenly, that it was Collioure in Roussillon.

    The Phantom World

    Augustin Calmet

  • On the south he added Roussillon, on the east Alsace, on the northeast Artois.

  • Also, she asked for some of our Roussillon as a payment for what she had done.

    Yule Logs


  • The term which is sometimes used, clover of Roussillon, also shows this.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants

    Alphonse De Candolle

  • Corps of observation were formed in Roussillon and Lorraine.

British Dictionary definitions for roussillon


  1. a former province of S France: united with Aragon in 1172; passed to the French crown in 1659; now forms part of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon
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