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

  • A town of southwest France at the foot of the Pyrenees. It is noted for its Roman Catholic shrine marking the site where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Saint Bernadette in 1858.

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  • proper noun A town in the French Pyrenees, and site of a large Catholic pilgrimage
  • proper noun A female given name, from the Spanish epithet of Virgin Mary as Nuestra Señora de Lourdes.

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