city in EC France, at the juncture of the Rhone & Saône rivers: pop. 415,000
See Lyon in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of east-central France at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône rivers north of Marseille. Founded in 43 B.C. as a Roman colony, it was the principal city of Gaul and an important religious center after the introduction of Christianity. Its silk industry dates to the 15th century. Population: 466,000.
American educator who founded (1837) Mount Holyoke College, the first American institution of higher learning for women.