Pronunciation: (lwar), [key]
1. a river in France, flowing NW and W into the Atlantic: the longest river in France. 625 mi. (1005 km) long.
2. a department in central France. 742,396; 1853 sq. mi. (4800 sq. km). Cap.: St.-Étienne.
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