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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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