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Provence

region and former province of southeast France, from French Provence, from Latin provincia "province" (see province); the southern part of ancient Gaul technically was the province of Gallia Narbonensis, but it came under Roman rule long before the rest of Gaul and as the Romans considered it the province par excellence they familiarly called it (nostra) provincia "our province."

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Definitions of Provence from WordNet

Provence (n.)
a former province of southeastern France; now administered with Cote d'Azur;
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