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Origin of victorine

1840–50; probably after Queen Victoria; see -ine2


  1. a canon regular of the Order of St. Victor, founded in Paris, France, in 1110, which was famous for its learning and influence in the Middle Ages, and which became extinct during the French Revolution.

Origin of Victorine

First recorded in 1880–85, Victorine is from the French word Victorin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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