Valois

[ va-lwa val-wah ]
/ vaˈlwa ˈvæl wɑ /
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noun

a member of a ruling family of France that reigned from 1328 to 1589.
a county in the Île de France, which became united to the French crown in 1167 and was established as a duchy in 1406.

de Valois

[ duh val-wah ]
/ də ˈvæl wɑ /

noun

Dame Ni·nette [ni-net] /nɪˈnɛt/, Edris Stannus, 1898–2001, British ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director: founder of the Royal Ballet (originally the Sadler's Wells Ballet).
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Valois

1
/ (French valwa) /

noun

a historic region and former duchy of N France

Valois

2
/ (French valwa) /

noun

a royal house of France, ruling from 1328 to 1589

Valois

3
/ (ˈvælwɑː) /

noun

de Valois

/ (də ˈvælwɑː) /

noun

Dame Ninette (niːˈnɛt). original name Edris Stannus. 1898–2001, British ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Ireland: a founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet Company (1931), which under her direction became the Royal Ballet (1956)
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