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[mahr-seylz] /mɑrˈseɪlz/

a thick cotton fabric woven in figures or stripes with an embossed effect, chiefly for bedspreads and other coverings.
[mahr-sey] /mɑrˈseɪ/
a seaport in and the capital of Bouches-du-Rhône department, in SE France.
[boosh-dy-rohn] /buʃ düˈroʊn/
a department in SE France. 2026 sq. mi. (5245 sq. km).
Capital: 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)

city in southern France, from French Marseille, ultimately from Greek Massilia, probably from a pre-Latin language of Italy, perhaps Ligurian mas “spring.”
Marseilles [(mahr-say)]

City in southeastern France on the Mediterranean Sea; the second-largest city in France, after Paris, and its main seaport.

Note: “The Marseillaise,” France’s national anthem, is so named because it was a martial song popular with soldiers from Marseilles, who sang it upon entering Paris in 1792.


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