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1. Relating to the historical region and former province of Anjou, France.
2. Relating to the House of Anjou, especially as represented by the Plantagenet kings of England descended from Geoffrey, Count of Anjou (died 1151).

[French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin Andegavīnus, from Andegavia, Anjou, France.]


1. (Placename) a native or inhabitant of Anjou
2. (Historical Terms) history a member of the Plantagenet royal line descended from Geoffrey, Count of Anjou, esp one of the kings of England from Henry II to John (1154–1216)
3. (Placename) of or relating to Anjou or its inhabitants
4. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the Plantagenet kings of England between 1154 and 1216
[from French, from medieval Latin Andegavinus, from Andegavum, Angers capital of Anjou]


(ˈæn dʒə vɪn)

also An•ge•vine

(-vɪn, -ˌvaɪn)

1. of or pertaining to Anjou or to the counts of Anjou or their descendants, esp. those who ruled in England, or to the period of their rule.
2. a member of an Angevin royal house, esp. a Plantagenet.
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Noun1.Angevin - a resident of Anjou
Anjou - a former province of western France in the Loire valley
French person, Frenchman, Frenchwoman - a person of French nationality
References in classic literature ?
In French, in good French, my lord, take care of your accent; they killed six thousand Angevins in Sicily because they pronounced Italian badly.
Les Verts sont 6e et ne comptent plus que deux longueurs de retard sur les Angevins (3e).
Pour cela, les Angevins s'appuient sur le collectif ce qui est l'une de leurs forces : [beaucoup moins que] On a beaucoup de joueurs qui sont arrives sur le tard en Ligue 1 et qui ont quelque chose a prouver.
Sicily maintained independence by offering its crown to Peter III of Aragon, Naples continued to be ruled by the Angevins.
En effet, les sieges successifs de la ville par les Angevins puis les Aragonais, marques un important usage de l'artillerie (6), ont causes d'importants degats dans toute la ville, et a Castelnuovo, comme l'atteste cette description de Naples en 1441, attribuee a Leonello d'Este (7):
One visit is never enough, not for the Phoenicians, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, Angevins, nor the Aragonese, all of whom set foot on Italy's islands and mainland and quickly proceeded with colonial ambitions.
A spokesman for Angers council admitted the petition had "little chance of success" but wanted to highlight the "crime" against the Angevins.
The Angevins moved the capital from Palermo to Naples, marking what Arnaldi calls "the 'Parisian' destiny of Naples" (113).
Still in the planning stages at that point were meetings on the geography of Petrarchism (Zurich, autumn 2009; Genoa, spring 2010; and Paris, autumn 2010), the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in historiography from the nineteenth to the twentieth centuries (Cassino, spring 2010), and Angevins and Aragonese in Mediterranean civilization (Naples-Aix en Provence-Barcelona, 2011-2012).
He possessed the northern part, the county of Provence, and from time to time, both before and after his marriage, ruled much of southern Italy (apart from Sicily, although the Angevins used the title 'King of Sicily').
By 1200, from their seat in west-central France, the Angevins had muscled their way to the peak of European power.
Hence, Henry II, Richard I, John, and sometimes John's son, Henry III, are often referred to as Angevins.