Marne

[ mahrn; French marn ]
/ mɑrn; French marn /

noun

a river in NE France, flowing W to the Seine near Paris: battles 1914, 1918, 1944. 325 miles (525 km) long.
a department in N France. 3168 sq. mi. (8205 sq. km). Capital: Châlons-sur-Marne.

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Marne
/ (French marn) /

noun

a department of NE France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Châlons-sur-Marne. Pop: 563 027 (2003 est). Area: 8205 sq km (3200 sq miles)
a river in NE France, rising on the plateau of Langres and flowing north, then west to the River Seine, north of Paris: linked by canal with the Rivers Saône, Rhine, and Aisne; scene of two unsuccessful German offensives (1914, 1918) during World War I. Length: 525 km (326 miles)
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