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lucerne

noun lu·cerne \lü-ˈsərn\

Definition of lucerne

chiefly British

  1. :  alfalfa



Variants of lucerne

also

lucern

play \lü-ˈsərn\

Origin and Etymology of lucerne

French luzerne, from Occitan luserno


First Known Use: 1626


Lucerne

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geographical name Lu·cerne \lü-ˈsərn\

Definition of Lucerne

  1. 1 canton cen Switzerland area 577 square miles (1494 square kilometers), pop 350,600

  2. 2 commune, its ∗, on Lake of Lucerne pop 57,374




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