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Lu·cerne

 (lo͞o-sûrn′, lü-sĕrn′)
A city of central Switzerland on the northern shore of Lake Lucerne, an irregularly shaped lake surrounded by mountains. The city developed around a monastery founded in the eighth century.

lu·cerne

 (lo͞o-sûrn′)
n. Chiefly British
Alfalfa.

[French luzerne, from Provençal luzerno, glowworm (perhaps from its shiny seeds), from Latin lucerna, lamp, from lūcēre, to shine; see lucid.]
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lucerne

(luːˈsɜːn)
n
(Plants) Brit another name for alfalfa

Lucerne

(luːˈsɜːn; French lysɛrn)
n
1. (Placename) a canton in central Switzerland, northwest of Lake Lucerne: joined the Swiss Confederacy in 1332. Pop: 352 300 (2002 est). Area: 1494 sq km (577 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in central Switzerland, capital of Lucerne canton, on Lake Lucerne: tourist centre. Pop: 59 496 (2000)
3. (Placename) Lake Lucerne a lake in central Switzerland: fed and drained chiefly by the River Reuss. Area: 115 sq km (44 sq miles). German name: Vierwaldstättersee
German name (for senses 1 and 2): Luzern
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lu•cerne

or lu•cern

(luˈsɜrn)

n.
[1620–30; < French luzerne < Occitan luzerno literally, glowworm]

Lu•cerne

(luˈsɜrn)

n.
1. a canton in central Switzerland. 340,536; 576 sq. mi. (1490 sq. km).
2. the capital of this canton, on Lake of Lucerne. 60,600.
3. Lake of, a lake in central Switzerland. 24 mi. (39 km) long; 44 sq. mi. (114 sq. km). German, Luzern.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lucerne - important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay croplucerne - important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop
alfalfa - leguminous plant grown for hay or forage
medic, medick, trefoil - any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves
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Translations

lucerne

[luːˈsɜːn] N (esp Brit) → alfalfa f
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Lucerne

nLuzern nt; Lake LucerneVierwaldstätter See m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

lucerne

[luːˈsɜːn] nerba medica
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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