lucerne

noun
lu·​cerne | \ lü-ˈsərn How to pronounce lucerne (audio) \
variants: or less commonly lucern

Definition of lucerne

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly British

Lucerne

geographical name
Lu·​cerne | \ lü-ˈsərn How to pronounce Lucerne (audio) \
variants: or German Luzern \ lüt-​ˈsern How to pronounce Luzern (audio) \

Definition of Lucerne (Entry 2 of 2)

1 canton of central Switzerland area 577 square miles (1494 square kilometers), population 390,000
2 commune on Lake of Lucerne, central Switzerland population 80,500

Note: The commune of Lucerne is the capital of the canton of Lucerne.

First Known Use of lucerne

Noun

1626, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lucerne

Noun

French luzerne, from Occitan luserno

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“Lucerne.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lucerne. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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