from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- French royal family descended from Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (1270?-1342), whose members have ruled in France (1589-1793 and 1814-1830), Spain (1700-1868, 1874-1931, and since 1975), and Naples and Sicily (1734-1860).
- n. A sociopolitical reactionary, especially a southern Democrat with highly conservative views.
- Bourbon, Duc Charles de 1490-1527. French general who served Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, led a failed invasion of France (1524), and was killed while leading a German-Spanish assault on Rome.
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- proper n. The island of Réunion.
After the Bourbon family.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)