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plage

noun \ˈpläzh\

Definition of PLAGE

1
:  the beach of a seaside resort
2
:  a bright region on the sun caused by the light emitted by clouds of calcium or hydrogen and often associated with a sunspot
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Origin of PLAGE

French, beach, luminous surface, from Italian piaggia beach, from Late Latin plagia, from Greek plagios oblique
First Known Use: 1888

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