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Valois

[va-lwa val-wah]
noun
  1. a member of a ruling family of France that reigned from 1328 to 1589.
  2. a county in the Île de France, which became united to the French crown in 1167 and was established as a duchy in 1406.
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de Valois

[duh val-wah]
noun
  1. 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
noun
  1. a historic region and former duchy of N France
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Valois

2
noun
  1. a royal house of France, ruling from 1328 to 1589
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Valois

3
noun
  1. See de Valois
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de Valois

noun
  1. 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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