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Moselle

[moh-zel] /moʊˈzɛl/
noun
1.
German Mosel
[moh-zuh l] /ˈmoʊ zəl/ (Show IPA)
. a river in W central Europe, flowing from the Vosges Mountains in NE France into the Rhine at Coblenz in W Germany. 320 miles (515 km) long.
2.
a department in NE France. 2406 sq. mi. (6230 sq. km).
Capital: Metz.
3.
a light, white wine made along the Moselle in Germany.
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British Dictionary definitions for Moselle

Moselle

/məʊˈzɛl/
noun
1.
a department of NE France, in Lorraine region. Capital: Metz. Pop: 1 027 854 (2003 est). Area: 6253 sq km (2439 sq miles)
2.
a river in W Europe, rising in NE France and flowing northwest, forming part of the border between Luxembourg and Germany, then northeast to the Rhine: many vineyards along its lower course. Length: 547 km (340 miles) German name Mosel (ˈmoːzəl)
3.
(sometimes not capital) a German white wine from the Moselle valley
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Word Origin and History for Moselle

river in Western Europe, Latin Mosella, literally "Little Meuse," in reference to the longer River Meuse (Latin Mosa), into which it flows. From 1680s as "wine from the valley of the river Moselle.

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