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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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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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