moulin

[ moo-lan ]
/ muˈlɛ̃ /

noun

a nearly vertical shaft or cavity worn in a glacier by surface water falling through a crack in the ice.

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Origin of moulin

1855–60; < French < Late Latin molīnum mill1

Definition for moulins (2 of 2)

Allier
[ a-lyey ]
/ aˈlyeɪ /

noun

a river flowing N from S France to the Loire. About 250 miles (400 km) long.
a department in central France. 2850 sq. mi. (7380 sq. km). Capital: Moulins.
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British Dictionary definitions for moulins (1 of 4)

Moulins
/ (French mulɛ̃) /

noun

a market town in central France, on the Allier River. Pop: 21 892 (1999)

British Dictionary definitions for moulins (2 of 4)

Allier
/ (French alje) /

noun

a department of central France, in Auvergne region. Capital: Moulins. Pop: 342 307 (2003 est). Area: 7382 sq km (2879 sq miles)
a river in S central France, rising in the Cévennes and flowing north to the Loire. Length: over 403 km (250 miles)

British Dictionary definitions for moulins (3 of 4)

moulin
/ (ˈmuːlɪn) /

noun

a vertical shaft in a glacier, maintained by a constant descending stream of water and debris

Word Origin for moulin

C19: from French: a mill

British Dictionary definitions for moulins (4 of 4)

Moulin
/ (French mulɛ̃) /

noun

Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1899–1943, French lawyer and Resistance hero; Chairman of the National Council of the Resistance (1943): tortured to death by the Nazis
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