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Noun: Orleans  or-lee-unz or or'lee-unz or ,or-ley'aÑ
  1. A city on the Loire river in north central France; site of the siege of Orleans by the English (1428-1429)
     
  2. A long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429
    - siege of Orleans

Type of: beleaguering, besieging, city, metropolis, military blockade, siege, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: France, French Republic

Encyclopedia: Orleans, Nebraska