Pronunciation: (va-lwa' for 1, 3; val'wä for 2), [key]
1. a member of a ruling family of France that reigned from 1328 to 1589.
2. Dame Ni•nette de Pronunciation: (ni-net'). [key] See de Valois, Dame Ninette.
3. a county in the Île de France, which became united to the French crown in 1167 and was established as a duchy in 1406.
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