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or Ly·ons  (lē-ōN′, lyôN)
A city of east-central France at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône Rivers north of Marseille. Founded in 43 bc as a Roman colony, it was the principal city of Gaul and an important religious center after the introduction of Christianity. Its silk industry dates to the 1400s.
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(French ljɔ̃)
(Placename) a city in SE central France, capital of Rhône department, at the confluence of the Rivers Rhône and Saône: the third largest city in France; a major industrial centre and river port. Pop: 480 778 (2006). English name: Lyons Ancient name: Lugdunum
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(liˈɔ̃, ˈlaɪ ənz)

a city in E France at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône rivers. 418,476.
French, Lyon.
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Noun1.Lyon - a city in east-central France on the Rhone RiverLyon - a city in east-central France on the Rhone River; a principal producer of silk and rayon
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Lyonnais - a former province of east central France; now administered by Rhone-Alpes
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References in classic literature ?
Charles, Cardinal de Bourbon, Archbishop and Comte of Lyon, Primate of the Gauls, was allied both to Louis XI., through his brother, Pierre, Seigneur de Beaujeu, who had married the king's eldest daughter, and to Charles the Bold through his mother, Agnes of Burgundy.
The biggest coward I ever knew as called Lyon; and his wife, Patience, would scold you out of hearing in less time than a hunted deer would run a rod.
I was also on such an occasion thrust through the shoulder by Lyon de Montcourt, whom I met on the high road betwixt Libourne and Bordeaux.
This was to get us up at once into the tops of the mountains: to go round by a circuit, turning the heads of Glen Lyon, Glen Lochay, and Glen Dochart, and come down upon the lowlands by Kippen and the upper waters of the Forth.
Lyon have lost only once since October and Strasbourg are poor travellers.
The ratings reflect Lyon Metropolis' sound budgetary performance, as well as expected increases in debt with a direct risk payback of around nine years in 2022.
But Lyon's Amandine Henry, Eugenie Le Sommer, Ada Hegerberg and Camille Abily hit back to claim victory.
A judge told Lyon he should be ashamed of himself, and put him behind bars for 16 months.
He expressed these views during his meeting with Francois Turcas, President of Union of Regional Small and Medium Companies in Lyon.
For images like this, and the fertile mysteries they enfold, Lyon has become something of a legend among photographers, his status only elevated by the fact that, after meteoric early success, he suddenly dropped photography cold and veered off to pursue independent filmmaking, book publishing, and projects in other media.