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(Placename) a village in SW Germany, site of a victory of Anglo-Austrian forces under the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugène of Savoy that saved Vienna from the French and Bavarians (1704) during the War of the Spanish Succession. Modern name: Blindheim
1. (Animals) a type of King Charles spaniel having red-and-white markings
a. a type of apple tree bearing gold-coloured apples
b. the fruit of this tree
[C19: named after Blenheim Palace]
a village in S Germany, on the Danube: victory of the Duke of Marlborough over the French, 1704. German, Blindheim.
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|Noun||1.||Blenheim - the First Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy defeated the French in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession|
War of the Spanish Succession - a general war in Europe (1701-1714) that broke out when Louis XIV installed his grandson on the throne of Spain; England and Holland hoped to limit Louis' power