Lyons

Lyons

[lahy-uhnz for 1; lee-awn or, sometimes, lahy-uhnz 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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Lyon

[lahy-uhn for 1; French lyawn for 2]
noun
1.
Mary, 1797–1849, U.S. pioneer in advocating and providing advanced education for women: founder of Mount Holyoke College.

Rhone

[rohn]
noun
1.
a river flowing from the Alps in S Switzerland through the Lake of Geneva and SE France into the Mediterranean. 504 miles (810 km) long.
2.
a department in E central France: wine-growing region. 1104 sq. mi. (2860 sq. km). Capital: Lyons.
French Rhône [rohn] .
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Lyon (French ljɔ̃)
 
n
English name: Lyons, Ancient name: Lugdunum a city in SE central France, capital of Rhône department, at the confluence of the Rivers Rhône and Saône: the third largest city in France; a major industrial centre and river port. Pop: 445 452 (1999)

Lyons (ˈlaɪənz)
 
n
Joseph Aloysius. 1879--1939, Australian statesman; prime minister of Australia (1931--39)

Rhône (rəʊn)
 
n
1.  a river in W Europe, rising in S Switzerland in the Rhône glacier and flowing to Lake Geneva, then into France through gorges between the Alps and Jura and south to its delta on the Gulf of Lions: important esp for hydroelectricity and for wine production along its valley. Length: 812 km (505 miles)
2.  a department of E central France, in the Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Lyon. Pop: 1 621 718 (2003 est). Area: 3233 sq km (1261 sq miles)

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Lyon Ly·on (lī'ən), Mary Francis. Born 1925.

British geneticist whose research on mice led to her formulation of the Lyon hypothesis.

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Lyon [(lee-ohnn)]

Also Lyons; a city in east-central France on the Rhone River.

Note: Lyon is the principal producer of silk and rayon in Europe.
Note: It was the capital of the Free French Resistance movement in World War II.
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