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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central France south-southeast of Paris. A noted spa with hot mineral springs, it was the capital of unoccupied France (under the regime organized by Henri Pétain) from July 1940 until November 1942 during World War II. The Vichy government was widely considered a tool of the Nazis and was never recognized by the Allies. Population: 26,000.

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  • proper n. A town in Auvergne, France, the capital of Vichy France during the World War II

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of Vichy water. See water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a town in central France (south of Paris) noted for hot mineral springs; was capital of the unoccupied part of France during World War II

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Examples

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