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Gas·co·ny

 (găs′kə-nē)
A historical region and former province of southwest France. Settled originally by Basque peoples, it was conquered by the Romans and later by the Visigoths and Franks. A new wave of Basque invaders from south of the Pyrenees established the duchy of Vasconia in the sixth century ad. In 1052 Gascony passed to the duchy of Aquitaine, and after serving as a major battlefield during the Hundred Years' War, it finally became part of the French royal domain in 1607.
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Gascony

(ˈɡæskənɪ)
n
(Placename) a former province of SW France. French name: Gascogne
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Gas•co•ny

(ˈgæs kə ni)

n.
a former province in SW France. French, Gas•cogne (gaˈskɔn yə)
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Noun1.Gascony - a region of southwestern FranceGascony - a region of southwestern France  
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Translations

Gascony

[ˈgæskənɪ] NGascuña f
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Gascony

[ˈgæskəni] nGascogne fgas cooker ncuisinière f à gazgas cylinder nbouteille f de gaz, bonbonne f de gaz
to change the gas cylinder → changer la bouteille or la bonbonne de gaz
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Gascony

[ˈgæskənɪ] nGuascogna
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References in periodicals archive ?
Bearn was especially important as it was located within the Duchy of Gascony, whose seaports on the Bay of Biscay could be the launching point for a projected Castilian crusade of North Africa.
On 31 March 1254, the Treaty of Toledo between Castile and England was signed, in which Alfonso X renounced his hereditary rights to the Duchy of Gascony, and, most importantly, Henry III agreed that his heir, Edward (1239-1307) would marry Alfonso X's sister, Leonor (1241-90).
of Pennsylvania P., 2011, 11-33, discusses the significance of this important African crusade and its potential relationship to the Duchy of Gascony.