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Dau·phi·né

 (dō-fē-nā′)
A historical region and former province of southeast France bordering on Italy. After 1349 it became an appanage controlled by the eldest son of the king of France.

dau·phine

 (dô-fēn′)
n.
The wife of a dauphin.

[French, feminine of dauphin; see dauphin.]

dauphine

(ˈdɔːfiːn; dɔːˈfiːn; French dofin) or

dauphiness

n
(Historical Terms) French history the wife of a dauphin

Dauphiné

(French dofine)
n
(Placename) a former province of SE France: its rulers, the Counts of Vienne, assumed the title of dauphin; annexed to France in 1457

dau•phine

(ˈdɔ fin, doʊ-)

n.
the wife of a dauphin.
[1860–65; < French; Middle French dalfine, feminine of dalphin dauphin]

Dau•phi•né

(doʊ fiˈneɪ)

n.
a historical region and former province of SE France.