from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northern Iraq on the Tigris River north-northwest of Baghdad. An important center on the historical caravan route across northern Mesopotamia, it became part of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. Mosul was awarded to Iraq by the League of Nations in 1925. Population: 2,060,000.
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- proper n. A city in northern Iraq; capital of Nineveh province.
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- n. a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of Nineveh
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