Elgin

[ el-jin for 1; el-gin for 2 ]
/ ˈɛl dʒɪn for 1; ˈɛl gɪn for 2 /

noun

a city in northeastern Illinois.
former name of Moray.

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Elgin
/ (ˈɛlɡɪn) /

noun

a market town in NE Scotland, the administrative centre of Moray, on the River Lossie: ruined 13th-century cathedral: distilling, engineering. Pop: 20 829 (2001)
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