Vichy Definition

vĭshē, vēshē
A sparkling mineral water from springs at Vichy.
Webster's New World
A natural or processed water like this.
Webster's New World

A town in Auvergne, France, the capital of Vichy France during the World War II.


Origin of Vichy

  • From French Vichy, from Occitan Vichèi, phonetically evolved from the Latin place nameVippiacus, itself named after an agricultural field belonging to a farmer named Vippius. An alternate theory attributes the name to the Latin vicus calidus, meaning "warm settlement."

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