Valois

adjective
Va·​lois | \ ˈval-ˌwä How to pronounce Valois (audio) , val-ˈwä \

Definition of Valois

: of or relating to the French royal house that ruled from 1328 to 1589

First Known Use of Valois

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Valois

after Philip, Count of Valois (1293-1350), who became Philip VI, king of France, in 1328 as next male successor to the Capetian kings

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“Valois.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Valois. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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Valois geographical name

Va·​lois | \ ˈval-ˌwä How to pronounce Valois (audio) , väl-ˈwä \

Definition of Valois

medieval county and duchy of northern France in northeastern Île-de-France; capital Crépy-en-Valois

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