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

  • A narrow coastal region between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea extending from southeast France to northwest Italy. The Riviera, known as the Côte d'Azur in France, is a popular resort area noted for its flowers grown for use in perfumery.

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  • proper n. The coastal area of southern France and north-western Italy between Cannes and La Spezia

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

  • n. a coastal area between La Spezia in Italy and Cannes in France


From Italian riviera. (Wiktionary)



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