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Mosul

[ moh-sool ]
/ moʊˈsul /
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noun
a city in N Iraq, on the Tigris, opposite the ruins of Nineveh.
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British Dictionary definitions for Mosul

Mosul
/ (ˈməʊsəl) /

noun
a city in N Iraq, on the River Tigris opposite the ruins of Nineveh: an important commercial centre with nearby Ayn Zalah oilfield; university. Pop: 1 236 000 (2005 est)
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