Vichy

Vichy

[vish-ee; French vee-shee]
noun
1.
a city in central France: provisional capital of unoccupied France 1940–1942; hot springs.
2.
(often lowercase) vichy water.
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Vichy (French viʃi, English ˈviːʃiː)
 
n
Latin name: Vicus Calidus a town and spa in central France, on the River Allier: seat of the collaborationist government under Marshal Pétain (1940--44); mineral waters bottled for export. Pop: 26 528 (1999)

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Vichy
in ref. to collaborationist government of France, 1940, from the name of the city in department of Allier in central France, famous for mineral springs, seat 1940-44 of the Fr. government formed under Nazi occupation headed by Pétain.
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vichy

town, Allier departement, Auvergne region, central France. It lies on the east bank of the Allier River. Vichy is the chief spa of France. The town, largely modern and with a profusion of hotels, is separated from the river by parks surrounding the two extensive bathing establishments.

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