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

  • Family name of a line of English kings from Henry II to Richard III (1154–1485).

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  • noun the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485


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Originally a sobriquet of Geoffrey of Anjou (1113-1151), the founder of the line, subsequently adopted as a surname.


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