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See also: dauphine


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  1. (historical) A former province in southeastern France, centred on Grenoble.
    • 1563, John Foxe, Acts and Monuments:
      At length this sect having spread from Dauphiny into several other provinces, became very numerous in Provence.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 161:
      Linen textile production was well-developed in the north-west and in the Dauphiné, and the manufacturing of silk cloths around Lyon and Nîmes.

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