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[lahy-uh-nes] /ˌlaɪ əˈnɛs/
noun, Arthurian Romance.
the mythical region where Sir Tristram was born, located near Cornwall in SW England and supposed to have been submerged by the sea. Unabridged
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  • "Well—the portrait for the Lyonnesse Club's getting along very nicely, George," she laughed.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • At Lyonnesse, after a fierce battle in which confusion reigned and friends and foes were shadows in the mist, he meets his king.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 Charles Herbert Sylvester
  • Baroni had gained his point, and was ushered into the fine chambers set apart for the future Duke of Lyonnesse.

    Under Two Flags Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
  • They drove the traitors back until they came at length to Lyonnesse by the sea.

    King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford
  • She'd also had a good look at you that day at the Lyonnesse Club.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • It was the same back I had seen, in the same haste, leaving the Lyonnesse Club less than two hours ago.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • Lyonnesse is the scene of many incidents in the Arthurian romances, and especially in the romances of Tristram and Iseult.

  • The earliest records speak of them as occupying the Lyonnesse country, which is now under the sea beyond Land's End.

    Ande Trembath Matthew Stanley Kemp
  • Stuart said musingly: I see Lyonnesse more as the land where the dead wait till they are wanted again.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
British Dictionary definitions for Lyonnesse


(in Arthurian legend) the mythical birthplace of Sir Tristram, situated in SW England and believed to have been submerged by the sea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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