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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.
(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.
An•jou(ˈæn dʒu; Fr. ɑ̃ˈʒu)
1. a region and former province in W France, in the Loire Valley.
2. a green-skinned variety of pear.
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|Noun||1.||Anjou - a former province of western France in the Loire valley|
|2.||anjou - a pear with firm flesh and a green skin|
pear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties