the wife of a dauphin
Origin of dauphinefeminine of French dauphin: see dauphin
historic region of SE France, on the Italian border, north of Provence
The wife of a dauphin.
Origin of dauphineFrench feminine of dauphin ; see dauphin .
A historical region and former province of southeast France bordering on Italy. After 1349 it became an appanage controlled by the eldest son of the king of France.