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[lahnd] /lɑ̃d/
a department in SW France. 3615 sq. mi. (9365 sq. km).
Capital: Mont-de-Marsan. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The western coast region is well compared with the Landes of Gascony.

  • It has been a sort of pilgrimage, I think—gasthaus zur Landes Grenze.

    The Book-Hunter John Hill Burton
  • But France was not wise enough to accept what Spain had cast out, and the Landes remained a waste for three centuries longer.

    Man and Nature George P. Marsh
  • And now, once through Bayonne, we are in the Pignadas and the Landes.

    Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley
  • The fifth, the chief, was a Basque of the Landes from Biscarrosse.

    The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo
  • Here is, indeed, what M. Lesps has observed in the termites of the Landes.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • An English traveller has sketched in vivid colours the landscape of the Landes.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
British Dictionary definitions for Landes


/French lɑ̃d/
a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Mont-de-Marsan. Pop: 341 254 (2003 est). Area: 9364 sq km (3652 sq miles)
a region of SW France, on the Bay of Biscay: occupies most of the Landes department and parts of Gironde and Lot-et-Garonne; consists chiefly of the most extensive forest in France. Area: 14 000 sq km (5400 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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