from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A mountainous plateau of south-central France. It includes the Cévennes and the Auvergne Mountains, which rise to the plateau's highest point, 1,887.3 m (6,188 ft).
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- proper n. An elevated area of south-central France.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mountainous plateau in southern France that covers almost one sixth of the country
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I’m not really concerned here with Mestorino or Landru or with that lawyer in the Massif Central who exterminated his victims by plunging them into a bath full of quicklime.