Cherbourg, Saumarez present at beginning of work on breakwater at, 398;frigate Réunion quits, 399.
In the devil's name how can I face my creditor this evening at Madame's Réunion?
At the Casino there is a Réunion of the best society in Tempio every evening.
As much may be said of the French in the islands of Mauritius and Réunion.
Bourbon coffee, grown on the island of Réunion, commands a high price in the French market, where practically all exports go.
c.1600, "act or fact of coming together again," from re- "back, again" + union; or from French réunion (1540s). Meaning "meeting of persons of previous connection" is from 1820.
The island of Reunion, formerly known as Bourbon, was renamed during the French Revolution (1793) in commemoration of the 1792 union of revolutionaries from Marseille with the National Guard in Paris, renamed back to Bourbon after 1815, then back to the Revolutionary name after 1848.