Lyonnesse

noun
Ly·​on·​nesse | \ ˌlī-ə-ˈnes How to pronounce Lyonnesse (audio) \

Definition of Lyonnesse

: a country that according to Arthurian legend was contiguous to Cornwall before sinking beneath the sea

First Known Use of Lyonnesse

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lyonnesse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lyonnesse. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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