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Limoges

[li-mohzh; French lee-mawzh] /lɪˈmoʊʒ; French liˈmɔʒ/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Haute Vienne, in S central France.
2.
Also called Limoges ware. a type of fine porcelain manufactured at Limoges.

Haute-Vienne

[oht-vyen] /oʊtˈvyɛn/
noun
1.
a department in central France. 2145 sq. mi. (5555 sq. km).
Capital: Limoges.
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British Dictionary definitions for Limoges

Limoges

/lɪˈməʊʒ; French limɔʒ/
noun
1.
a city in S central France, on the Vienne River: a centre of the porcelain industry since the 18th century. Pop: 133 968 (1999)

Haute-Vienne

/French otvjɛn/
noun
1.
a department of W central France, in Limousin region. Capital: Limoges. Pop: 353 788 (2003 est). Area: 5555 sq km (2166 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Limoges
n.

painted porcelain or enamel from Limoges in France, 1838; for place name see Limousine.

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Encyclopedia Article for Limoges

city, capital of Haute-Vienne departement and of the Limousin region, southeastern France (formerly in the province of Limousin), south-southwest of Paris, on the right bank of the Vienne River.

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