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A historical region of southwest France between the Pyrenees and the Garonne River. The duchy of Aquitaine was joined with France after the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine to King Louis VII in 1137, but its possession was disputed after her subsequent marriage to Henry II of England.


(ˌækwɪˈteɪn; French akitɛn)
(Placename) a region of SW France, on the Bay of Biscay: a former Roman province and medieval duchy. It is generally flat in the west, rising to the slopes of the Massif Central in the northeast and the Pyrenees in the south; mainly agricultural. Ancient name: Aquitania


(ˈæk wɪˌteɪn)

1. Latin, Aq`ui•ta′ni•a. a historic region in SW France, formerly an ancient Roman province and medieval duchy.
2. a metropolitan region in SW France. 2,796,000; 15,949 sq. mi. (41,308 sq. km). Cap.: Bordeaux.
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Noun1.Aquitaine - a region of southwestern France between Bordeaux and the PyreneesAquitaine - a region of southwestern France between Bordeaux and the Pyrenees
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