[ roo-see-yohn; French roo-see-yawn ]

  1. a historic region in S France, on the border of Spain and the Mediterranean Sea.

Words Nearby Roussillon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Roussillon in a sentence

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

    Origin of Cultivated Plants | Alphonse De Candolle
  • He had been accustomed to hear himself called the great, the mighty son of Roussillon, ever since he was a helpless child.

  • Of his own land he was absolutely secure, save perhaps in that far corner of ever-turbulent Catalonia which is called Roussillon.

    The White Plumes of Navarre | Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • There have been three duels, two deaths, and one captain of the Royal Roussillon turned cordelier for my sake.

    The Golden Dog | William Kirby
  • Roussillon and Gaston in like manner got their horses; then at a signal they drove out of the tower into the midst of the Normans.

British Dictionary definitions for Roussillon


/ (French rusijɔ̃) /

  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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