from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northwest Germany northeast of Münster. Established c. 780 by Charlemagne, it was a prosperous Hanseatic trading center in the Middle Ages, noted especially for its linen.

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  • proper noun A city in Lower Saxony, Germany.


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