Verne

[ vurn; French vern ]
/ vɜrn; French vɛrn /

noun

Jules [joolz; French zhyl], /dʒulz; French ʒül/, 1828–1905, French novelist.
a male given name, form of Vernon.

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Verne
/ (vɜːn, French vɛrn) /

noun

Jules (ʒyl). 1828–1905, French writer, esp of science fiction, such as Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)
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