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Lyons

[lahy-uh nz for 1; lee-awn or, sometimes, lahy-uh nz for 2] /ˈlaɪ ənz for 1; liˈɔ̃ or, sometimes, ˈlaɪ ənz for 2/
noun
1.
Joseph Aloysius, 1879–1939, Australian statesman: prime minister 1932–39.
2.
French Lyon. a city in and the capital of Rhone, in E France at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône rivers.
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Lyons

/ˈlaɪənz/
noun
1.
Joseph Aloysius. 1879–1939, Australian statesman; prime minister of Australia (1931–39)
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Word Origin and History for j. a. lyons

Lyons

city in France at the confluence of the Rhone and the Saône, from Gallo-Latin Lugudunum, literally "fort of Lug." The adjectival form is Lyonnaise.

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