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(also Liones and, in Malory's Morte D'Arthur, Lyonesse),

1 the sister of Lynet, imprisoned by Ironsyde in the Castle Perilous and freed by Gareth whom she marries;

2 in Malory, the region of origin of Tristram; Tennyson makes it the place of the last battle between Arthur and Mordred. It is traditionally said to be a tract of land between the Isles of Scilly and Land's End, now submerged.

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