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

  • A historical region and former province of southeast France bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. It was settled c. 600 BC by Greeks and later by Phoenician merchants and was colonized by Rome in the second century BC. Provence became part of the kingdom of Arles in 933 AD and later passed to the Angevin dynasty (1246) and to France (1486).

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  • proper noun A maritime region of southeastern France bordering Italy

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  • noun a former province of southeastern France; now administered with Cote d'Azur


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French Provence.


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