dauphine(redirected from Dauphiné)
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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.
The wife of a dauphin.
[French, feminine of dauphin; see dauphin.]
dauphine(ˈdɔːfiːn; dɔːˈfiːn; French dofin) or
(Historical Terms) French history the wife of a dauphin
(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-)
the wife of a dauphin.
[1860–65; < French; Middle French dalfine, feminine of dalphin dauphin]
a historical region and former province of SE France.