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

  • A city of west-central France on the Loire River. Dating to pre-Roman times, it was a prosperous silk-manufacturing town from the 15th century to the 17th century and a Huguenot stronghold until the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Today it is a tourist center with varied industries. Population: 137,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of the Indre-et-Loire département, in Centre, in France

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

  • n. an industrial city in western France on the Loire River


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