Anjou



a region and former province in W France, in the Loire Valley.
a firm-fleshed green-skinned variety of pear.
a town in S Quebec, in E Canada.
Contemporary Examples

Bruno Lemesle found only one case out of all his documents in Anjou where the defendant paid a champion for his efforts.
The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat Steven Isaac June 2, 2014

Historical Examples

In 1380 he was sent into Languedoc to suppress disturbances and brigandage, provoked by the harsh government of the duke of Anjou.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8 Various

The youngest, the Duke of Anjou, had just attained his second year.
Louis XIV., Makers of History Series John S. C. Abbott

As for the religious objection to Anjou, on which more stress was laid than upon any other, the answer was equally ready.
The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84 John Lothrop Motley

Behind the Templars rode the mailed knights of Brittany and Anjou.
…After a Few Words… Gordon Randall Garrett

Berry and Anjou were great provinces in France yielding a large revenue to their two Dukes.
The Book of Art for Young People Agnes Conway

At Pontivy, Brittany enters into federal relations with Anjou.
The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6) Hippolyte A. Taine

It was a contingent of Charles of Anjou, which had been on the march since dawn.
The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier

Here Margaret of Anjou and her son were reconciled to Warwick.
Shawl-Straps Louisa M. Alcott

Assuming that he was overlord of Hungary, he declared that its crown should fall to the house of Anjou.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2 Various

noun
a former province of W France, in the Loire valley: a medieval countship from the 10th century, belonging to the English crown from 1154 until 1204; annexed by France in 1480 related adjective Angevin

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