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A narrow coastal region between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea extending from southeast France to northwest Italy. The Riviera, known as the Côte d'Azur in France, is a popular resort area noted for its flowers grown for use in perfumery.
(Physical Geography) a coastal region reminiscent of the Riviera
(Placename) the Mediterranean coastal region between Cannes, France, and La Spezia, Italy: contains some of Europe's most popular resorts
[C18: from Italian literally: shore, ultimately from Latin rīpa bank, shore]
Riv•i•er•a(ˌrɪv iˈɛər ə)
a resort area along the Mediterranean coast, extending from Saint-Tropez, in SE France, to La Spezia, in NW Italy.
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|Noun||1.||Riviera - a coastal area between La Spezia in Italy and Cannes in France; "the Riviera contains some of Europe's most popular resorts"|
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD