- the area near or surrounding a place；a person's usual haunts.
noun: purlieu, plural noun: purlieus
- 1. the area near or surrounding a place:
the photogenic purlieus of the Princeton
- 2. a person's usual haunts.
- 3. a tract on the border of a forest, especially one earlier included in it and still partly subject to forest laws.
- n.the area near or surrounding a place:
- the photogenic purlieus of Cambridge
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