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also Mar·seilles  (mär-sā′)
A city of southeast France on the Gulf of Lion west-northwest of Toulon. The oldest city of France, it was founded c. 600 bc by Greeks from Asia Minor and overrun by Germanic tribes in the 5th and 6th centuries ad. Marseille became independent in the 1200s and passed to France in 1481. Today it is an industrial center and a major seaport.


(French marsɛj)
(Placename) 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: 860 363 (2007). Ancient name: Massilia English name: Marseilles


(mɑːˈseɪl) or


(Textiles) a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern, used for bedspreads, etc
[C18: from Marseille quilting, made in Marseille]
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Noun1.Marseille - a port city in southeastern France on the MediterraneanMarseille - a port city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
2.marseille - strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedspreads
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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