[am-ee-uhnz; French a-myan]
a city in and the capital of Somme, in N France: cathedral; battles 1914, 1918, 1944. Unabridged


a river in N France, flowing NW to the English Channel: battles, World War I, 1916, 1918; World War II, 1944. 150 miles (241 km) long.
a department in N France. 2424 sq. mi. (6280 sq. km). Capital: Amiens. Unabridged
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Amiens (ˈæmɪənz, French amjɛ̃)
a city in N France: its Gothic cathedral is the largest church in France. Pop: 135 501 (1999)

Somme (French sɔm)
1.  a department of N France, in Picardy region. Capital: Amiens. Pop: 557 061 (2003 est). Area: 6277 sq km (2448 sq miles)
2.  a river in N France, rising in Aisne department and flowing west to Amiens, then northwest to the English Channel: scene of heavy fighting in World War I. Length: 245 km (152 miles)

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