Anjou[an′jo̵̅o̅′; Fr än z̸ho̵̅o̅′]
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historical region of W France: the ruling family of Anjou gave rise to the Plantagenets of England
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- A historical region and former province of northwest France in the Loire River valley. Ruled by the powerful counts of Anjou in the early Middle Ages, it was annexed to the French crown lands by Louis XI in the 1480s.
- A town of southern Quebec, Canada, a suburb of Montreal. Population: 39,300.
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A variety of pear with green skin and firm smooth flesh.
Origin: After Anjou1.