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An·jou 1

 (ăn′jo͞o′, äN-zho͞o′)
A historical region and former province of northwest France in the Loire River valley. Ruled by the powerful counts of Anjou in the early Middle Ages, it was annexed to the French crown lands by Louis XI in the 1480s.

An·jou 2

 (ăn′zho͞o, -jo͞o)
A variety of pear with green skin and firm smooth flesh.

[After Anjou1.]
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(French ɑ̃ʒu)
(Placename) a former province of W France, in the Loire valley: a medieval countship from the 10th century, belonging to the English crown from 1154 until 1204; annexed by France in 1480.
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(ˈæn dʒu; Fr. ɑ̃ˈʒu)

1. a region and former province in W France, in the Loire Valley.
2. a green-skinned variety of pear.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Anjou - a former province of western France in the Loire valley
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Angevin, Angevine - a resident of Anjou
2.Anjou - a pear with firm flesh and a green skinanjou - a pear with firm flesh and a green skin
pear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
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[ɑːŋˈʒuː] NAnjeo m
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Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, after having had an entertainment at my house and enjoying themselves very much, created such a disturbance that the provost of the castle, a rigid man, has ordered them to be confined for some days; but I accomplish the order they have given me by forwarding to you a dozen bottles of my Anjou wine, with which they are much pleased.
And D'Artagnan went among those Guardsmen with whom he had formed greater intimacy than with the others, to invite them to enjoy with him this present of delicious Anjou wine which had been sent him from Villeroy.
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``Assume,'' he said, ``fair lady, the mark of your sovereignty, to which none vows homage more sincerely than ourself, John of Anjou; and if it please you to-day, with your noble sire and friends, to grace our banquet in the Castle of Ashby, we shall learn to know the empress to whose service we devote to-morrow.''
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