Definitions

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  • proper noun A city in France.
  • noun uncountable A cloth made of worsted and cotton, used for making clothes.
  • noun countable A variety of plum.

Etymologies

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Ultimately from Latin Aurelianum, from the name of the Roman emperor Aurelian, who rebuilt the city. More at Aurelius.

Examples

  • NEW ORLEANS - Federal, state and local officials on Friday will sign an agreement to pave the way for construction of $1.3 billion in flood control work in Orleans and Jefferson parishes.

    CityBusiness Up to the Minute

  • ORLEANS - Donald E. McClintic, 62, Orleans, died Monday at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

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  • San Fermin in Nueva Orleans is among the newer additions to the street here, having begun in 2007 when a wine salesman named Mickey Hanning, who goes by “El Padrino,” got the notion that a running of the bulls through the French Quarter would be a good thing to do.

    All the Street’s a Stage

  • San Fermin in Nueva Orleans is among the newer additions to the street here, having begun in 2007 when a wine salesman named Mickey Hanning, who goes by “El Padrino,” got the notion that a running of the bulls through the French Quarter would be a good thing to do.

    All the Street’s a Stage

  • San Fermin in Nueva Orleans is among the newer additions to the street here, having begun in 2007 when a wine salesman named Mickey Hanning, who goes by “El Padrino,” got the notion that a running of the bulls through the French Quarter would be a good thing to do.

    All the Street’s a Stage

  • New Orleans is actually the Geneva of the Caribbean.

    Houses of the Future

  • Four years after the levee failures, New Orleans is seeing an unexpected boom in architectural experimentation.

    Houses of the Future

  • Four years after Katrina, the rebuilding of New Orleans is not proceeding the way anyone envisioned, nor with the expected cast of characters.

    Houses of the Future

  • Louisiana politics, especially New Orleans is right there with 'em.

    Acorn scandal

  • Louisiana politics, especially New Orleans is right there with 'em.

    Acorn scandal

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