American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southern France near the Spanish border and the Mediterranean Sea. Probably founded in the 10th century, it was capital of the Spanish kingdom of Roussillon after the 12th century and became part of France in 1659. Population: 115,000.
- n. A town in Languedoc-Roussillon in southern France.
“I stood outside a shop in Perpignan a couple of years ago for about an hour while my wife tried on clothes.”
“Perpignan is one of 60 French towns that have struck upon a cheaper and greener way to collect household waste -- ditching the dustbin lorry ...”
“Perpignan is one of 60 French towns that have struck upon a cheaper and greener way to collect household waste -- ditching the dustbin lorry in favour of a horse and cart”
“Assuming, that is, he can avoid the kind of scenes that this blogger ran into in Perpignan last month.”
“He grew up with his mother and her family in Perpignan in the middle of the wine district of Roussillon.”
“It was otherwise in Perpignan, which was stiff with Government partisans and where all the different factions were caballing against one another almost as in Barcelona.”
“The turnout was called "historic" in many cities-such as Perpignan, capital of the Catalan area in southeast France, where 20,000 marched.”
“Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland retained the overall lead, with seven-time champion Lance Armstrong a fraction of a second behind after the fifth stage, a 122-mile ride along the windy Mediterranean Sea from Le Cap d'Agde to Perpignan.”
“Results Wednesday from Stage 5, a 122-mile ride from Le Cap d'Agde to Perpignan:”
“Stade Français badly need a win over Perpignan this weekend, to boost their Heineken Cup qualification chances.”
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