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Orleans

city in France, French Orléans, from Roman Aurelianum, named 3c. C.E. in honor of emperor Aurelian, who reigned from 270 to 275 and reunited Gaul with Rome. The place had formerly been called Genabum, from roots *gen- "bend" (in a river) + *apa "water." In French politics, the name of a family descended from a younger brother of Louis XIV; one of its princes reigned 1830-1848 as Louis Philippe. Hence Orleanist "an adherent of the princes of Orleans."

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Definitions of Orleans from WordNet

Orleans (n.)
a city on the Loire river in north central France; site of the siege of Orleans by the English (1428-1429);
Orleans (n.)
a long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429;
Synonyms: siege of Orleans
From wordnet.princeton.edu