Mo·​selle mō-ˈzel How to pronounce Moselle (audio)
: a white wine from the Moselle valley

Word History


German Moselwein, from Mosel Moselle, river in Germany + German Wein wine

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Moselle was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Moselle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Mo·​selle mō-ˈzel How to pronounce Moselle (audio)
variants or German Mosel
river about 340 miles (545 kilometers) long in eastern France and western Germany flowing from the Vosges Mountains into the Rhine River at Koblenz

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