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Mo·selle 1

 (mō-zĕl′) also Mo·sel (mō′zəl)
A river rising in the Vosges Mountains of northeast France and flowing about 545 km (340 mi) north then northeast to the Rhine River in western Germany. The German valley of the river is noted for its castles and vineyards.

Mo·selle 2

A light dry white wine produced in the valley of the Moselle River.


1. (Placename) a department of NE France, in Lorraine region. Capital: Metz. Pop: 1 027 854 (2003 est). Area: 6253 sq km (2439 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in W Europe, rising in NE France and flowing northwest, forming part of the border between Luxembourg and Germany, then northeast to the Rhine: many vineyards along its lower course. Length: 547 km (340 miles). German name: Mosel
3. (Brewing) (sometimes not capital) a German white wine from the Moselle valley



1. German, Mo•sel (ˈmoʊ zəl) a river in W central Europe, flowing from the Vosges Mountains in NE France into the Rhine at Coblenz, in W Germany. 320 mi. (515 km) long.
2. a light, white wine made along the Moselle in Germany.
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Noun1.Moselle - German white wine from the Moselle valley or a similar wine made elsewhereMoselle - German white wine from the Moselle valley or a similar wine made elsewhere
white wine - pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation


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