dauphine

noun, often capitalized
dau·​phine | \dȯ-ˈfēn, dō-\

Definition of dauphine 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the wife of the dauphin

Dauphiné

geographical name
Dau·​phi·​né | \ˌdō-fē-ˈnā \

Definition of Dauphiné (Entry 2 of 2)

region and former province of southeastern France north of Provence; capital Grenoble

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Almond-wood grilled New York, bone marrow and pommes dauphines, porcini mushroom jus at Hawks restaurant in Granite Bay. Carla Meyer, sacbee, "At 10 years old, Hawks restaurant still brings greatness to Granite Bay," 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of dauphine

Noun

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dauphine

Noun

French

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