environs

plural noun
en·​vi·​rons | \in-ˈvī-rənz, -ˈvī(-ə)rnz \

Definition of environs 

1 : the districts around a city

2a : environing things : surroundings

b : an adjoining region or space : vicinity

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outskirts, purlieus, suburbia

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First Known Use of environs

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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environs

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English Language Learners Definition of environs

: the area that is around a place (such as a city)

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