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An·jou 1

 (ăn′jo͞o′, äN-zho͞o′)
A historical region and former province of northwest France in the Loire River valley. Ruled by the powerful counts of Anjou in the early Middle Ages, it was annexed to the French crown lands by Louis XI in the 1480s.

An·jou 2

 (ăn′zho͞o, -jo͞o)
A variety of pear with green skin and firm smooth flesh.

[After Anjou1.]


(French ɑ̃ʒu)
(Placename) a former province of W France, in the Loire valley: a medieval countship from the 10th century, belonging to the English crown from 1154 until 1204; annexed by France in 1480.


(ˈæn dʒu; Fr. ɑ̃ˈʒu)

1. a region and former province in W France, in the Loire Valley.
2. a green-skinned variety of pear.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Anjou - a former province of western France in the Loire valley
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Angevin, Angevine - a resident of Anjou
2.Anjou - a pear with firm flesh and a green skinanjou - a pear with firm flesh and a green skin
pear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties


[ɑːŋˈʒuː] NAnjeo m
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Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, after having had an entertainment at my house and enjoying themselves very much, created such a disturbance that the provost of the castle, a rigid man, has ordered them to be confined for some days; but I accomplish the order they have given me by forwarding to you a dozen bottles of my Anjou wine, with which they are much pleased.
And D'Artagnan went among those Guardsmen with whom he had formed greater intimacy than with the others, to invite them to enjoy with him this present of delicious Anjou wine which had been sent him from Villeroy.
You know very well--the wine from the hills of Anjou.
And so, connoisseurs in wine as we are, we have sent you some Anjou wine?
It was at the first fall of the leaf that the prince set forth, and he passed through Auvergne, and Berry, and Anjou, and Touraine.
My wines of Anjou, selected for Athos, who liked them formerly; my wines of Burgundy, Champagne, Bordeaux, and Spain, stocking eight cellars and twelve vaults, in my various houses.
D'Artagnan was pleased that the grocer had drawn from behind the fagots a bottle of that Anjou wine which during all his life had been D'Artagnan's favorite wine.
9 percent, while Anjou pears, the second largest pear variety, decreased average dollar sales 20.
Anjou, Bosc and Cornice will be harvested beginning in September through early October.
When it comes to the ultimate survival of delis, we don't know what's going to happen yet,'' said Anjou during a telephone interview last week, the day after "Deli Man'' had been shown at the New York Jewish Film Festival.
But an Anjou woman was shocked when she received a parking ticket in the mail, nearly nine months after the alleged violation.