Avalon

noun
Av·​a·​lon | \ ˈa-və-ˌlän How to pronounce Avalon (audio) \

Definition of Avalon

: a paradise to which Arthur is carried after his death

First Known Use of Avalon

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Avalon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Avalon. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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Avalon geographical name

Av·​a·​lon | \ ˈa-və-ˌlän How to pronounce Avalon (audio) \

Definition of Avalon

peninsula of southeastern Newfoundland, Canada, jutting into the Atlantic

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