metropolitan region of modern France in the same general area: 6,541 sq mi (16,941 sq km); pop. 723,000; chief city, Limoges
See Limousin in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A historical region and former province of central France west of the Auvergne Mountains. It was included in the dowry given by Eleanor of Aquitaine to Henry II of England in 1152 and was eventually reconquered by France (1370-1374).