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Vichy

Syllabification: Vi·chy
Pronunciation: /ˈvēSHē, ˈviSHē
 
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Definition of Vichy in English:

A town in south central France; population 26,555 (2006). A noted spa town, it is the source of an effervescent mineral water. During World War II, it was the headquarters of the regime set up after the German occupation of northern France to administer unoccupied France and the colonies. Never recognized by the Allies, the regime functioned as a puppet government for the Nazis.

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