From French limousine, from region Limousin, originally an adjective referring to the city Limoges, from Latin Lemovices (adjective Lemovicinus), name of a Gaulish tribe in central France, most likely a reference to their elm bows and spears, of same ultimate origin as elm.
limousine (plural limousines)
- An automobile body with seats and permanent top like a coupe, and with the top projecting over the driver and a projecting front
- An automobile with such a body.
- A luxury sedan/saloon car, especially one with a lengthened wheelbase or driven by a chauffeur.
- An automobile for transportation to or from an airport, including sedans, vans, and buses.
- “limousine” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
- feminine form of
limousine f (plural limousines)
- "limousine" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).