Pronunciation: (är-den'; Fr. ar-den'), [key]
1. Forest of, a wooded plateau region in W Europe, in NE France, SE Belgium, and Luxembourg: World War I battle 1914; World War II battle 1944–45.
2. a department in NE France. 309,306; 2028 sq. mi. (5255 sq. km). Cap.: Mézières.
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