Gironde[jə ränd′; Fr z̸hē rōnd′]
- estuary in SW France, formed by the juncture of the Garonne & Dordogne rivers and flowing into the Bay of Biscay: c. 45 mi (72 km) long
- historical region of France, on the Bay of Biscay
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Origin: After Gironde, a department of southwest France.
- Gi·rondˈist noun