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Württemberg

[wur-tuh m-burg; German vyr-tuh m-berk] /ˈwɜr təmˌbɜrg; German ˈvür təmˌbɛrk/
noun
1.
a former state in SW Germany: now part of Baden-Württemberg.
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  • In front rode a detachment of wurttemberg hussars and behind them rode the King of Naples himself accompanied by a numerous suite.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • He explained quietly that he did not belong here, but was making a tour of the parishes of wurttemberg and Baden.

    Three More John Silence Stories Algernon Blackwood
  • The lowest known depth to which man had hitherto penetrated was in the mines of Kitzbuhel, in the Tirol, and those of wurttemberg.

British Dictionary definitions for wurttemberg

Württemberg

/ˈvɜːtəmˌbɜːɡ; German ˈvyrtəmbɛrk/
noun
1.
a historic region and former state of S Germany; since 1952 part of the state of Baden-Württemberg
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