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Rouen

[roo-ahn, -ahn; French rwahn] /ruˈɑ̃, -ˈɑn; French rwɑ̃/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Seine-Maritime, in N France, on the Seine: famous cathedral; execution of Joan of Arc 1431.
2.
one of a breed of domestic ducks resembling the wild mallard.

Seine-Maritime

[sen-mah-ree-teem] /sɛn mɑ riˈtim/
noun
1.
a department in NW France. 2449 sq. mi. (6340 sq. km).
Capital: Rouen.
Formerly Seine-Inférieure
[sen-an-fey-ryœr] /sɛn ɛ̃ feɪˈryœr/ (Show IPA)
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  • The west portal of Rouen is half covered by a forest of timbering.

    Cathedral Cities of France Herbert Marshall
  • The telegram was signed by Homer and by Barrett, the superintendent of police at Rouen.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • What is it, for instance, that has destroyed the Rouen, the Oxford of my elegant poetic regret?

    Signs of Change William Morris
  • If we could sort of get it out of her diplomatically, we could telegraph to Rouen for a good one.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • Among her friends she included Chaumette and Desbazeilles, both officials of the court at Rouen.

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  • He must meet Mr. Macauley, too, the most interesting man in Rouen.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • The effect, for instance, of the modern electric tram in the midst of a city like Rouen is nothing less than extraordinary.

    Autumn Impressions of the Gironde Isabel Giberne Sieveking
  • And what I was trying to do for you when we met in Rouen was—was courting you.

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  • Had they fled frankly with him, to Rouen or anywhither, long ago!

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for Rouen

Rouen

/French rwɑ̃/
noun
1.
a city in N France, on the River Seine: the chief river port of France; became capital of the duchy of Normandy in 912; scene of the burning of Joan of Arc (1431); university (1964). Pop: 106 592 (1999)

Seine-Maritime

/French sɛnmaritim/
noun
1.
a department of N France, in Haute-Normandie region. Capital: Rouen. Pop: 1 237 263 (2003 est). Area: 6342 sq km (2473 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Rouen

city in northern France, Roman Rotomagus, in which the second element is Gaulish magos "field, market," and the first is roto "wheel," perhaps reflecting the Gaulish love of chariot-racing, or else it is a personal name.

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