Pro·ven·çal (prō′vän-säl, prŏv′ən-)
Of or relating to Provence or its people, language, or culture.
1. The Romance language traditionally spoken in Southern France, including many distinct regional dialects. Also called Occitan.
2. The dialect of Provençal spoken in Provence, in contrast to those spoken in the other parts of southern France.
3. pl. Pro·ven·çals or Pro·ven·çaux (-sō) A native or inhabitant of Provence.
[French, from Latin prōvinciālis, from prōvincia, province.]
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