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  1. a city in and the capital of Hérault, in S France, near the Mediterranean.


  1. a department in S France. 2403 sq. mi. (6225 sq. km). Capital: Montpellier.
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  • Afterwards he studied medicine in Montpellier and surgery in Paris.

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  • He was educated at Montpellier, and practised surgery for a time in France.

  • The wheat round Montpellier was now, in the middle of April, in the ear.

  • Aristide transacts his business and joins me in the train at Montpellier.

  • He was imprisoned in the citadel of Montpellier, on the 30th October, 1698.

British Dictionary definitions for montpellier


  1. a city in S France, the chief town of Languedoc: its university was founded by Pope Nicholas IV in 1289; wine trade. Pop: 225 392 (1999)


  1. a department of S France, in Languedoc-Roussillon region. Capital: Montpellier. Pop: 945 901 (2003 est). Area: 6224 sq km (2427 sq miles)
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