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marseilles

[ mahr-seylz ]
/ mɑrˈseɪlz /
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noun

a thick cotton fabric woven in figures or stripes with an embossed effect, chiefly for bedspreads and other coverings.

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Origin of marseilles

First recorded in 1755–65; after Marseilles

Definition for marseilles (2 of 2)

Marseilles
[ mahr-sey ]
/ mɑrˈseɪ /

noun

a seaport in and the capital of Bouches-du-Rhône department, in SE France.
French Mar·seille [mar-se-yuh]. /marˈsɛ yə/.
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Cultural definitions for marseilles

Marseilles
[ (mahr-say) ]

City in southeastern France on the Mediterranean Sea; the second-largest city in France, after Paris, and its main seaport.

The Marseillaise,” France's national anthem, is so named because it was a martial song popular with soldiers from Marseilles, who sang it upon entering Paris in 1792.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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