Definition of Ardennes

1. Noun. A wooded plateau in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France; the site of intense fighting in World War I and World War II.

Definition of Ardennes

1. Proper noun. One of the départements of Champagne-Ardenne, France (INSEE code 08) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ardennes

Arctonyx collaris
Arctostaphylos alpina
Arctostaphylos andersonii
Arctostaphylos manzanita
Arctostaphylos tomentosa
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Arctotis stoechadifolia
Arctotis venusta
Ardea herodius
Ardea occidentalis
Ardennes (current term)
Ardennes counteroffensive
Ardisia crenata
Ardisia escallonoides
Ardisia paniculata
Area 51
Areca catechu

Literary usage of Ardennes

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1. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1831)
"Department of Ardennes. France are represented on the tomb of the saint The statue ... Before the region of Ardennes was peopled by civilized inhabitants, ..."

2. The Horseless Age (1904)
"The Ostend Week and Ardennes Races. In July each year, when the season in ... two circular courses in the Belgian Ardennes, a long one for the big cars, ..."

3. The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History by John Lothrop Motley (1868)
"... the famous groves of Ardennes, haunted by faun and satyr, embowered the country, and separated it from Celtic Gaul. Thus inundated by mighty rivers, ..."

4. A Handbook of Northern France by William Morris Davis (1918)
"the slope of the Ardennes the strata of the seventh upland belt are overlapped by those of the sixth and disappear: this foreshadows the fate that, ..."

5. A History and Description of Modern Wines by Cyrus Redding (1833)
"By forming France into departments, Champagne is now divided between the departments of the Ardennes, the Marne, the Aube, and the Haut Marne. ..."

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