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A historical region of southern France bordering on Spain and the Mediterranean Sea. Originally inhabited by Iberians, it became part of Roman Gaul after c. 121 bc and later changed hands many times, eventually becoming a Spanish possession that was transferred to France by the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659).
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(French rusijɔ̃)
(Placename) a former province of S France: united with Aragon in 1172; passed to the French crown in 1659; now forms part of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon
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(ˌru siˈyɔ̃)
a historical region in S France, bordering on the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean.
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[ˈruːsɪjɒ>ti<> NRosellón m
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