from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of west-central France east-southeast of Nantes. Settled by a Gallic people, it was an early Christian center with important monasteries. Nearby, Edward the Black Prince defeated and captured John II of France on September 19, 1356.

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  • proper noun A city in France, capital of the Vienne department and of the Poitou-Charentes region.

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  • noun the battle in 1356 in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the French


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Directly from French Poitiers


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