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

  • A town of southeast France west of Nice. Probably founded in Roman times, it was an independent republic in the 12th century. The city has long been noted for its perfume industry. Population: 48,200.
  • Grasse, Comte François Joseph Paul de. Marquis de Grasse-Tilly. 1722?-1788. French naval officer who during the American Revolution commanded the French fleet in Chesapeake Bay, thereby preventing British naval forces from aiding Cornwallis at Yorktown (1781).


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