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Gi·ronde 1

 (jə-rŏnd′, zhē-rōNd′, zhĭ-)
An estuary of southwest France formed by the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers and opening into the Bay of Biscay.

Gi·ronde 2

 (jə-rŏnd′, zhē-rōNd′, zhĭ-)
A moderate republican political party of Revolutionary France (1791-1793).

[After Gironde, a department of southwest France.]

Gi·rond′ist n.


(French ʒirɔ̃d)
1. (Placename) a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Bordeaux. Pop: 1 330 683 (2003 est). Area: 10 726 sq km (4183 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an estuary in SW France, formed by the confluence of the Rivers Garonne and Dordogne. Length: 72 km (45 miles)


(dʒəˈrɒnd; Fr. ʒiˈrɔ̃d)

1. an estuary in SW France, formed by the junction of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. 45 mi. (72 km) long.
2. the Girondist Party.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gironde - the French moderate political party that was in power (1791-1793) during the French Revolution
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"


[dʒɪˈrɒnd] NGironda m
References in classic literature ?
The Gironde lies before us, and once over the bar, and under shelter of the Tour de Cordouan, all will be well with us.
A dull scraping came from beneath, the vessel quivered and shook, at the waist, at the quarter, and behind sounded that grim roaring of the waters, and with a plunge the yellow cog was over the bar and speeding swiftly up the broad and tranquil estuary of the Gironde.
"No, she is a Bordeaux vessel, La Gironde; she comes from India also; but she is not mine."
As for us, we were three days without anything to eat or drink, so that we began to think of drawing lots who should feed the rest, when we saw La Gironde; we made signals of distress, she perceived us, made for us, and took us all on board.