Somme river

Somme

[sawm]
noun
1.
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.
2.
a department in N France. 2424 sq. mi. (6280 sq. km). Capital: Amiens.
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Somme (French sɔm)
 
n
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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