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Lucerne

[loo-surn; French ly-sern] /luˈsɜrn; French lüˈsɛrn/
noun
1.
a canton in central Switzerland. 576 sq. mi. (1490 sq. km).
2.
the capital of this canton, on Lake of Lucerne.
3.
Lake of. Also called Lake of the Four Forest Cantons. a lake in central Switzerland. 24 miles (39 km) long; 44 sq. mi. (114 sq. km).
German Luzern.
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British Dictionary definitions for lake the four forest cantons lake

lucerne

/luːˈsɜːn/
noun
1.
(Brit) another name for alfalfa

Lucerne

/luːˈsɜːn; French lysɛrn/
noun
1.
a canton in central Switzerland, northwest of Lake Lucerne: joined the Swiss Confederacy in 1332. Pop: 352 300 (2002 est). Area: 1494 sq km (577 sq miles)
2.
a city in central Switzerland, capital of Lucerne canton, on Lake Lucerne: tourist centre. Pop: 59 496 (2000)
3.
Lake Lucerne, a lake in central Switzerland: fed and drained chiefly by the River Reuss. Area: 115 sq km (44 sq miles) German name Vierwaldstättersee
German name (for senses 1 and 2) Luzern
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