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Bordeaux

(Encyclopedia) Bordeaux bôrdō´ [key], city (1990 pop. 213,274), capital of Gironde dept., SW France, on the Garonne River. Bordeaux is a major economic and cultural center, and a busy…

Bordeaux mixture

(Encyclopedia) Bordeaux mixture bôrdō´ [key], fungicide consisting of cupric sulfate and lime in water. Its fungicidal activity is associated with the slow formation of copper…

Brewer's: Huon de Bordeaux

encounters in Syria an old follower of the family named Gerasmes (2 syl.), whom he asks the way to Babylon. Gerasmes told him the shortest and best way was through a wood sixteen leagues…

Gironde

(Encyclopedia) Gironde, estuary, c.45 mi (70 km) long and from 2 to 7 mi (3.2–11.3 km) wide, formed by the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, which join c.14 mi (23 km) N of Bordeaux. Sand…

Gironde

(Encyclopedia) Gironde zhērôNd´ [key], department (1990 pop. 1,223,600), SW France, on the Bay of Biscay. Bordeaux is the capital.

Garonne

(Encyclopedia) Garonne gärôn´ [key], river, 402 mi (647 km) long, rising in the central Pyrenees just inside Spain, and flowing generally NE to Toulouse, in SW France, where it swings…

Dordogne

(Encyclopedia) Dordogne, river, c.305 mi (490 km) long, rising near the Puy de Sancy in the Auvergne Mts., S central France. It flows southwest to join the Garonne River N of Bordeaux…

Médoc

(Encyclopedia) Médoc mādôk´ [key], region, SW France, a peninsula extending NW of Bordeaux between the Bay of Biscay and the Gironde River estuary. The region is covered with some of…