Poitiers

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Poi·tiers

 (pwä-tyā′)
A city of west-central France east-southeast of Nantes. Settled by a Gallic people, it was an early Christian center with important monasteries. Nearby, Edward the Black Prince defeated and captured John II of France on September 19, 1356.

Poitiers

(French pwatje)
n
(Placename) a city in S central France: capital of the former province of Poitou until 1790; scene of the battle (1356) in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the French; university (1432). Pop: 91 395 (2006)

Poi•tiers

(pwɑˈtyeɪ)

n.
a city in W France. 82,884.
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Noun1.Poitiers - the battle in 1356 in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the FrenchPoitiers - the battle in 1356 in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the French
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe