mont-st-michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

[mawn-san-mee-shel]
noun
a rocky islet near the coast of NW France, in an inlet of the Gulf of St. Malo: famous abbey and fortress.
Also, Mont Saint Michel.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To mont-st-michel
Collins
World English Dictionary
Mont-Saint-Michel (French mɔ̃sɛ̃miʃɛl)
 
n
a rocky islet off the coast of NW France, accessible at low tide by a causeway, in the Bay of St Michel (an inlet of the Gulf of St Malo): Benedictine abbey (966), used as a prison from the Revolution until 1863; reoccupied by Benedictine monks since 1966. Area: 1 hectare (3 acres)

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature