Moselle

noun
Mo·​selle | \ mō-ˈzel How to pronounce Moselle (audio) \

Definition of Moselle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a white wine from the Moselle valley

Moselle

geographical name
Mo·​selle | \ mō-ˈzel How to pronounce Moselle (audio) \
variants: or German Mosel \ ˈmō-​zəl How to pronounce Mosel (audio) \

Definition of Moselle (Entry 2 of 2)

river about 340 miles (545 kilometers) long in eastern France and western Germany flowing from the Vosges Mountains into the Rhine River at Koblenz

First Known Use of Moselle

Noun

1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Moselle

Noun

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

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“Moselle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Moselle?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=gg&file=ggmose01. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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