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de Lesseps

[duh-les-eps; French duh le-seps] /dəˈlɛs ɛps; French də lɛˈsɛps/
noun
1.
Vicomte Ferdinand Marie
[fur-dn-and muh-ree;; French fer-dee-nahn ma-ree] /ˈfɜr dnˌænd məˈri;; French fɛr diˈnɑ̃ maˈri/ (Show IPA),
Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de.
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de Lesseps

/French də lɛsɛps/
noun
1.
Vicomte Ferdinand Marie (fɛrdinɑ̃ mari). 1805–94, French diplomat: directed the construction of the Suez Canal (1859–69) and the unsuccessful first attempt to build the Panama Canal (1881–89)
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