from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A historical region of southern France bordering on Spain and the Mediterranean Sea. Originally inhabited by Iberians, it became part of Roman Gaul after c. 121 B.C. and later changed hands many times, eventually becoming a Spanish possession that was transferred to France by the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A strong wine of very dark-red color, made in southern France.
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