Savoy Alps
geographical name section of W Alps SE France — see Mont Blanc

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  • Savoy Alps — Savoy′ Alps′ n. pl. geg a mountain range in SE France: a part of the Alps. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 ft. (4810 m) …   From formal English to slang

  • Savoy Alps — a mountain range in SE France: a part of the Alps. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 ft. (4810 m). * * * ▪ mountains, France French  Alpes De Savoie,         northwestern spurs of the Graian Alps (q.v.) in southeastern France between Lake Geneva… …   Universalium

  • Savoy Alps — /səvɔɪ ˈælps/ (say suhvoy alps) plural noun a range of the Alps in south eastern France. Highest peak, Mt Blanc, 4807 m …   Australian English dictionary

  • Savoy Alps — a mountain range in SE France: a part of the Alps. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 ft. (4810 m) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Savoy — or French Savoie or Italian Savoia geographical name region SE France in Savoy Alps SW of Switzerland & bordering on Italy; duchy 1416 1720, part of kingdom of Sardinia 1720 1860; became part of France 1860 • Savoyard adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Savoy — • A district in the south eastern part of France that extends from the Lake Geneva to south of the River Arc Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Savoy     Savoy      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Savoy — /seuh voy /, n. 1. a member of the royal house of Italy that ruled from 1861 to 1946. 2. French, Savoie. a region in SE France, adjacent to the Swiss Italian border: formerly a duchy; later a part of the kingdom of Sardinia; ceded to France, 1860 …   Universalium

  • Savoy, house of — Historic dynasty of Europe and the ruling house of Italy (1861–1946). Its founder was Umberto I the Whitehanded (d. 1048?), who held the county of Savoy and areas east of the Rhône River and south of Lake Geneva. His medieval successors,… …   Universalium

  • Savoy — For the two French départements of the region of Savoy, see Savoie and Haute Savoie Savoy (French: Savoie , pronounced|savwa; Italian: Savoia ) is a region of Europe on the western flank of the Alps that emerged following the collapse of the… …   Wikipedia

  • SAVOY, DUCHY OF —    (532), in the SE. of France, on the Italian frontier, comprises the two departments of Haute Savoie and Savoie; previous to 1860 constituted a province of the kingdom of Sardinia; Lake of Geneva bounds it on the N. and the lofty Graian Alps… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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