Definition of Anjou

1. Noun. A former province of western France in the Loire valley.

Group relationships: France, French Republic
Generic synonyms: French Region
Member holonyms: Angevin, Angevine



2. Noun. A pear with firm flesh and a green skin.
Generic synonyms: Pear

Definition of Anjou

1. Proper noun. a former county, duchy and province in the northwest of modern-day France. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anjou

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anisotropies
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anisotropy energy
anisoyl
anisoyls
anistreplase
anisyl
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anit-impotence drug
anitrazafen
anjou (current term)
ankangite
anker
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ankerites
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ankinovichite
ankle
ankle-biter
ankle-biters
ankle-deep
ankle-foot orthosis

Literary usage of Anjou

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1. A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green (1896)
"ENGLAND AND anjou S7O TO 1154 The Count* en anjou now restored her to her father. He recognized her as his heir, though the succession of a woman seemed ..."

2. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1877)
"I mean the dynasty of the Counts of anjou. That house, the house which mounted ... anjou Charac- holds a peculiar position among the great fiefs of France. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The Duke of anjou, as holding in addition Lorraine, Provence, the titular crown of Naples, ... The independence of anjou, like that of most of the later ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"However that may be, on the death of the latter (loth of July 1480) he again added anjou to the royal domain. Later, King Francis I. again gave the duchy as ..."

5. The Age of Elizabeth by Mandell Creighton (1881)
"anjou departed, for he could be no longer absent from the Netherlands. ... Perhaps she wished to see how anjou would succeed in the Netherlands before ..."

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