from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of west-central France east-southeast of Nantes. Settled by a Gallic people, it was an early Christian center with important monasteries. Nearby, Edward the Black Prince defeated and captured John II of France on September 19, 1356. Population: 89,000.
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- proper n. A city in France, capital of the Vienne department and of the Poitou-Charentes region.
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- n. the battle in 1356 in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the French
Directly from French Poitiers (Wiktionary)