Sevres

noun
\ ˈsev-rə How to pronounce Sevres (audio) , ˈsev(rᵊ)\
variants: or Sèvres

Definition of Sevres

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an often elaborately decorated French porcelain

Sèvres

geographical name
Sè·​vres | \ ˈsevrᵊ How to pronounce Sèvres (audio) \

Definition of Sèvres (Entry 2 of 2)

commune in northern France on the Seine River just southwest of Paris population 22,978

First Known Use of Sevres

Noun

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sevres

Noun

Sèvres, France

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