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[a-vey-rawn] /a veɪˈrɔ̃/
a department in S France. 3387 sq. mi. (8770 sq. km).
Capital: Rodez. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The journalist added that he heard a speech of the same kind in the bush-region of Aveyron.

    Georges Guynemer Henry Bordeaux
  • I repeat with her the method of manipulation which I employed so successfully on the banks of the Aveyron.

  • And the trial of that astonishing abbé Boudes going on before the Assizes of Aveyron!

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • Thus, it was when the rigour of the weather drove everybody from the garden that the savage of the Aveyron chose to go there.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • By sundown we had reached the chef-lieu of the Aveyron; we were in the South indeed!

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Wheat, rye and oats are the chief cereals cultivated, the soil of Aveyron being naturally poor.

  • The landscape now changes altogether, and we are reminded that we have quitted the Lozre for the Aveyron.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • In 1885, under the scrutin de liste, the Aveyron was entitled to six deputies.

    France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert
  • From the banks of the Hrault to those of the Lot and the Aveyron, all show the same development of continuous strata.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • A similar explosion occurred in the Campagnac coal-pit, Aveyron, France, in which eighty miners were killed.

British Dictionary definitions for Aveyron


/French avɛrɔ̃/
a department of S France in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Rodez. Pop: 266 940 (2003 est). Area: 8771 sq km (3421 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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