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Vichy

[vish-ee; French vee-shee] /ˈvɪʃ i; French viˈʃi/
noun
1.
a city in central France: provisional capital of unoccupied France 1940–1942; hot springs.
2.
(often lowercase) vichy water.
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Vichy

/French viʃi; English ˈviːʃiː/
noun
1.
a town and spa in central France, on the River Allier: seat of the collaborationist government under Marshal Pétain (1940–44); mineral waters bottled for export. Pop: 26 528 (1999) Latin name Vicus Calidus (ˈviːkəs ˈkælɪdəs)
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adj.

in reference to collaborationist government of France, 1940, from the name of the city in department of Allier in central France, famous for mineral springs, seat 1940-44 of the French government formed under Nazi occupation headed by Pétain.

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