Lyons



[lahy-uh nz for 1; lee-awn or, sometimes, lahy-uh nz for 2] /ˈlaɪ ənz for 1; liˈɔ̃ or, sometimes, ˈlaɪ ənz for 2/

noun
1.
Joseph Aloysius, 1879–1939, Australian statesman: prime minister 1932–39.
2.
French Lyon. a city in and the capital of Rhone, in E France at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône rivers.
[lahy-uh n for 1; French lyawn for 2] /ˈlaɪ ən for 1; French lyɔ̃ for 2/
noun
1.
Mary, 1797–1849, U.S. pioneer in advocating and providing advanced education for women: founder of Mount Holyoke College.
2.
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[rohn] /roʊn/
noun
1.
a river flowing from the Alps in S Switzerland through the Lake of Geneva and SE France into the Mediterranean. 504 miles (810 km) long.
2.
a department in E central France: wine-growing region. 1104 sq. mi. (2860 sq. km).
Capital: Lyons.
/ˈlaɪənz/
noun
1.
Joseph Aloysius. 1879–1939, Australian statesman; prime minister of Australia (1931–39)
/French ljɔ̃/
noun
1.
a city in SE central France, capital of Rhône department, at the confluence of the Rivers Rhône and Saône: the third largest city in France; a major industrial centre and river port. Pop: 445 452 (1999) English name Lyons (ˈlaɪənz) Ancient name Lugdunum (lʊɡˈduːnəm)
/rəʊn/
noun
1.
a river in W Europe, rising in S Switzerland in the Rhône glacier and flowing to Lake Geneva, then into France through gorges between the Alps and Jura and south to its delta on the Gulf of Lions: important esp for hydroelectricity and for wine production along its valley. Length: 812 km (505 miles)
2.
a department of E central France, in the Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Lyon. Pop: 1 621 718 (2003 est). Area: 3233 sq km (1261 sq miles)

city in France at the confluence of the Rhone and the Saône, from Gallo-Latin Lugudunum, literally “fort of Lug.” The adjectival form is Lyonnaise.

river in southeastern France, from a pre-Indo-European element *rod- meaning “to flow.”

Lyon Ly·on (lī’ən), Mary Francis. Born 1925.

British geneticist whose research on mice led to her formulation of the Lyon hypothesis.
Lyon [(lee-ohnn)]

Also Lyons; a city in east-central France on the Rhone River.

Note: Lyon is the principal producer of silk and rayon in Europe.

Note: It was the capital of the Free French Resistance movement in World War II.

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