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 (läng-dôk′, läNg-)
A historical region and former province of southern France on the Gulf of Lion. Named after the Romance language of its inhabitants, it was conquered by the Franks in the eighth century and incorporated into the French royal domain in 1271.


(French lɑ̃ɡdɔk)
1. (Placename) a former province of S France, lying between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the River Rhône: formed around the countship of Toulouse in the 13th century; important production of bulk wines
2. (Brewing) a wine from this region



a former province in S France. Cap.: Toulouse.
Langue•do•cian (læŋˈdoʊ ʃən, ˌlæŋ gwəˈdoʊ-) adj., n.

langue d'oc

(lɑ̃g ˈdɔk)
the Romance speech of medieval S France; medieval Occitan.
[1700–10; < French: language of oc, i.e., speech in which oc (< Latin hōc this) is used for “yes”; compare Occitan]
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Viticulture spread throughout lower Languedoc in the 1770s, and though overproduction deflated prices after 1778, wine was still the province's leading agricultural export in 1788.
Magistrates of this court enjoyed a rank in lower Languedoc similar to that of parlementaires in upper Languedoc.
The immediate image is of long sandy beaches and salt water lagoons backed by mile upon mile of vines, but this is only the narrow strip formed by the plain of Lower Languedoc.