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A city of north-central India east-southeast of Delhi. Once the capital of the kingdom of Oudh (1775-1856), the British garrison there was besieged for five months during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. It is now the capital of Uttar Pradesh.
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(Placename) a city in N India, capital of Uttar Pradesh: capital of Oudh (1775–1856); the British residency was besieged (1857) during the Indian Mutiny. Pop: 2 207 340 (2001)
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the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, in N India. 1,619,115.
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|Noun||1.||Lucknow - a city in northern India in Uttar Pradesh; during the Indian Mutiny its British residents were besieged by Indian insurgents|
|2.||Lucknow - the British residents of Lucknow were besieged by Indian insurgents during the Indian Mutiny (1857)|
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