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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Family name of a line of English kings from Henry II to Richard III (1154-1485).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485


Originally a sobriquet of Geoffrey of Anjou (1113-1151), the founder of the line, subsequently adopted as a surname. (Wiktionary)



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