[ mahr-seylz ]
/ mɑrˈseɪlz /
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
Words nearby marseilles
Definition for marseilles (2 of 3)
[ mahr-sey ]
/ mɑrˈseɪ /
a seaport in and the capital of Bouches-du-Rhône department, in SE France.
French Mar·seille [mar-se-yuh] /marˈsɛ yə/.
Definition for marseilles (3 of 3)
[ boosh-dy-rohn ]
/ buʃ düˈroʊn /
a department in SE France. 2026 sq. mi. (5245 sq. km). Capital: Marseilles.
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British Dictionary definitions for marseilles
/ (French buʃdyron) /
a department of S central France, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Capital: Marseille. Pop: 1 883 645 (2003 est). Area: 5284 sq km (2047 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for marseilles
[ (mahr-say) ]
notes for Marseilles
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