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lucerne

[loo-surn] /luˈsɜrn/
noun
1.
Also, lucern.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; alteration (by association with Latin lucerna lamp) of French luzerne < Provençal luzerno glowworm (the plant was so called in allusion to its bright seeds); akin to Old Provençal luzerna lamp < Vulgar Latin *lūcerna, for Latin lucerna. See lucid
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British Dictionary definitions for lucern

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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