[too-ren; French too-ren]


a former province in W France. Capital: Tours. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for touraine

Historical Examples of touraine

  • If all else failed her, she told herself, there would be no Touraine hovel for her.

    St. Martin's Summer

    Rafael Sabatini

  • All the world of Touraine, thought I, but I made an assenting noise.

    Curious, if True

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  • You will be surprised, dear Margaret, to have a letter from me here instead of from Touraine.

    In Chteau Land

    Anne Hollingsworth Wharton

  • Madame, may I have the privilege of showing you the moon of Touraine?

  • My father is in Touraine, and greets you affectionately; he hopes to come.

British Dictionary definitions for touraine



a former province of NW central France: at its height in the 16th century as an area of royal residences, esp along the Loire. Chief town: Tours
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