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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A group of High German dialects spoken in Alsace, Switzerland, and parts of southern Germany.
  • n. The Germanic dialect of the Alemanni.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Alemannic dialects of High German.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Alemanni or their language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The language, closely related to German, spoken in certain parts of South Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Alemannic language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to the Alemanni, a confederacy of warlike German tribes.
  • n. The language of the Alemanni.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to the Alemanni, confederated German tribes who began to appear between the Main and the Danube about the beginning of the third century, and occupied that region completely.
  • n. The language of the Alemanni, or ancient people of southwestern Germany. Also spelled Allemannic.

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