Definition of Bretagne

1. Noun. A former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay.

Exact synonyms: Breiz, Brittany
Group relationships: France, French Republic
Generic synonyms: French Region
Member holonyms: Breton



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bretagne

Brennschlüsse
Brent
Brer Rabbit
Breschet's bones
Breschet's canals
Breschet's hiatus
Breschet's sinus
Breschet's vein
Brescia
Brescia-Cimino fistula
Breslau
Bressonian
Brest
Bret
Bret Harte
Bretagne
Brethren
Breton
Breton cap
Breton caps
Bretons
Brett
Breuer
Breughel
Breughel the Elder
Breughelian
Breus mole
Brevibloc
Brevicipitidae
Brevoortia

Literary usage of Bretagne

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"551 t Des Divisions géographiques de la bretagne : C. Barrois, ... 3301 Renseignements statistiques sur la bretagne: A. Layec, XX. ..."

2. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1905)
"This is a collection of documents edited by P. Delarue showing the experience in applying the Revolutionary régime in bretagne so far as it related to the ..."

3. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1899)
"Ann. de bretagne, xiii. 3, 4, xiv. 1. On the date of tiro charters of the ... Ann. de bretagne, xii. 4, xiii. 1-4. Hugh of Amiens, archbishop of Rouen ..."

4. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"Compare Gallet, M<;moires sur la bretagne, and Daru, Histoire d« bretagne. ... JS8,) who gave their name and peculiar civilization to bretagne. ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1859)
"... who, in his work entitled Les Vies des Saints de bretagne (published in Paris, 1 836), rejects as fabulous many of the statements promulgated by his ..."

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