- a region and former province of France between the Vosges and the Rhine.
Examples from the Web for alsace
It is especially an artistic Alsace that M. Hallays reveals to us.
True child of Alsace, he revelled in local folklore and legend.
For people speak their thoughts in Alsace,—nowhere more freely.
The first cotton comber was invented by a Frenchman of Alsace named Heilmann.The Fabric of Civilization
And can you wonder that Germany finds Alsace and Lorraine restless?The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
- a region and former province of NE France, between the Vosges mountains and the Rhine: famous for its wines. Area: 8280 sq km (3196 sq miles)Ancient name: Alsatia German name: Elsass
Word Origin and History for alsace
region between France and Germany (disputed by them 18c.-19c.), Medieval Latin Alsatia, from Old High German *Ali-sazzo "inhabitant of the other (bank of the Rhine)," from Proto-Germanic *alja "other" + Old High German -sazzo "inhabitant," literally "one who sits." Alsatian was adopted 1917 by the Kennel Club for "German Shepherd dog" to avoid the wartime associations of German; the breed has no connection with Alsace.