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[san zhahn]
  1. Lac [lak] /lak/, a lake in S central Quebec, Canada, NNW of Quebec City, drained by the Saguenay River. 387 sq. mi. (1003 sq. km).
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Also called Lake Saint John.


  1. French name of St. Johns.
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Examples from the Web for saint-jean

Historical Examples

  • I saw him taken off to the Section and shut up in the church of Saint-Jean.

    The Gods are Athirst

    Anatole France

  • Under the arcade of Saint-Jean he was already "severely wounded."

  • The Fire of Saint-Jean in 1573 was a magnificent ceremony, so it is said.

  • So saying, he went away, and crossed the place Saint-Jean to the Hochons.

    The Two Brothers

    Honore de Balzac

  • If it is left on the right hand and the foot of the Saint-Jean hills followed the cemetery is soon reached.

    Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert