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marseille

marseilles (mɑːˈseɪlz)

/ (mɑːˈseɪl) /
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noun

a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern, used for bedspreads, etc

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Word Origin for marseille

C18: from Marseille quilting, made in Marseille

British Dictionary definitions for marseille (2 of 2)

Marseille
/ (French marsɛj) /

noun

a port in SE France, on the Gulf of Lions: second largest city in the country and a major port; founded in about 600 bc by Greeks from Phocaea; oil refining. Pop: 798 430 (1999)Ancient name: Massilia English name: Marseilles (mɑːˈseɪ, -ˈseɪlz)
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