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Poi·tou

 (pwä-to͞o′)
A historical region of west-central France bordering on the Bay of Biscay. A part of the Roman province of Aquitania, it fell to the Visigoths (ad 418) and the Franks (507) and was frequently contested by France and England until the end of the Hundred Years' War, when it was incorporated into the French crown lands.
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Poitou

(French pwatu)
n
(Placename) a former province of W central France, on the Atlantic. Chief town: Poitiers
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Poi•tou

(pwaˈtu)

n.
a region and former province in W France.
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Noun1.Poitou - a low-lying region of west central France on the Bay of Biscay
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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And, while writing about Speke Hall, he recalled: "The earliest mention of Speke occurs in the Domesday Book of 1086, which records that 'Uctred held Spec' ('brushwood' in Old English) in 1066, under the overlordship of Count Roger of Poictou.
As Reg Millington writes: ``The earliest mention of Speke occurs in the Domesday Book of 1086, which records that ``Uctred held Spec'' (brushwood in Old English) in 1066, under the overlordship of Count Roger of Poictou.