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[bey-yohn for 1; ba-yawn for 2] /beɪˈyoʊn for 1; baˈyɔn for 2/
a seaport in NE New Jersey.
a seaport in SW France, near the Bay of Biscay. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These measures were consequent on the investment of Bayonne.

    Cornish Characters S. Baring-Gould
  • The old man was trying to persuade him to stay at Bayonne, until his wound should be cured.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • One of the pieces of tapestry worked in Bayonne in 1066 shows the figure of a man driving a horse harnessed to a harrow.

    Horses Past and Present Walter Gilbey
  • Joseph was immediately restored to favor and ordered to Bayonne.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • It was thirty miles away, and those trains, with changes at Irun and Bayonne, would be most fearfully slow.

    The Happy Golfer Henry Leach
  • As you left out an "n" in Corunna, so must I leave out an "n" in Bayonne.'

    The Roll-Call Of The Reef A. T. Quiller-Couch (AKA "Q.")
  • The family of Toussaint were first sent to Bayonne, and afterwards to Agen, where one of the sons died of a decline.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • Anyhow, I would just as soon be in prison as walking about the streets of Bayonne.

British Dictionary definitions for Bayonne


/French bajɔn/
a port in SW France: a commercial centre for the Basque region. Pop: 40 078 (1999)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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