from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of east-central France at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône rivers south of Mâcon. Founded in 43 B.C. as a Roman colony, it was the principal city of Gaul and an important religious center after the introduction of Christianity. Its silk industry dates to the 15th century. Population: 466,000.
- Lyon, Mary Mason 1797-1849. American educator who founded (1837) Mount Holyoke College, the first American institution of higher learning for women.
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- proper n. Alternative spelling of Lyons.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of lion.
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- n. a city in east-central France on the Rhone River; a principal producer of silk and rayon
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