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Definition of the noun alsace

What does alsace mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a region of northeastern France famous for its wines
    • example: Ah, Alsace! It is usually known for the beauty of its half-timbered houses, its renowned gastronomy and its famous Christmas markets. However, it is also a cultural crossroads in the heart of Europe. It links France, Switzerland and Germany through an incredible diversity of landscapes where, flanked by mountains and the banks of the Rhine, open-air activities abound.
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • scientific name: Alsatia
    • synonym of Alsace: Elsass
    • instance of: French region = a geographical subdivision of France
    • part of: France / French Republic = a republic in western Europe


  1. Alsace is the fifth-smallest of the 27 regions of France in land area, and the smallest in metropolitan France. It is also the seventh-most densely populated region in France and third most densely populated region in metropolitan France, with ca. 224 inhabitants per km².
  2. Alsace a.k.a. Alsace, California: Alsace is an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, California. It lies at an elevation of 16 feet.

There are other places with in their name, like New Alsace, Alsace Lorraine, Alsace Township, Alsace-Lorraine and Lower Alsace Township.


"Alsace" a.k.a. "Alsace!" is a book by Alexandre Chatrian & Émile Erckmann.


  1. The Alsace was an American automobile manufactured by Piedmont between 1920 and 1921 for Automotive Products Co of New York, made with right-hand drive for export purposes.
  2. Alsace is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alsace

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Google previewOz and James's Big Wine Adventure (2016)

by James May, Oz Clarke

Crémant d'Alsace is the region's sparkling wine, made in the same way as champagne. Most are created from the Pinot Blanc grape variety, though other varieties may be used. Incidentally, Crémant d'Alsace is the bestselling sparkling wine ...

Google previewStudies in Multilingualism (1969)

by Nels Anderson

Each route traverses a different landscape, each is diverting and each reflects ancient and modern Alsace. Alsace is a name that lives mainly in memory and tradition.

Google previewWestern Civilizations (2016)

Civilizations, Civilizations by CTI Reviews

Alsace: Alsace is the fourthsmallest of the 26 regions of ...

Google previewA History of Modern Europe (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alsace: Alsace is the fifthsmallest of the 27 regions of France in land area (8,280 km2), and the smallest in metropolitan France. It isalso theseventhmost densely populated regionin France andthirdmost densely populated regionin ...

Google previewGlider Infantryman (2013)

Behind Enemy Lines in World War II by Donald J. Rich, Kevin William Brooks

Alsace is a long, wide valley between the Vosges Mountains of France and the Black Forest of Germany. It became a part of Germany following the Franco—PrussianWar of 1870—71 and then went ...

Google previewMaking of the West , Peoples and Cultures, Volume B , 1340-1830 (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alsace is the fourth-smallest of the 26 regions of France in land area (8,280 km2), and the smallest in metropolitan France. It is also the sixth-most densely populated region in France and third most densely populated region in metropolitan ...

Google previewHistory of Modern France (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alsace: Alsace is the fifthsmallest of the 27 regions of France in land area (8,280 km2), and the ...

Google previewBBQ USA (2003)

425 Fiery Recipes from All Across America by Steven Raichlen

BACON, ONION, AND POTATO PIZZAS The flammekueche of Alsace is the inspiration for this curious pizza. But the earthy garnish of bacon, onion, and potatoes would be at home at Providence's Al Forno. For the best results, ...

Google previewFodor's France 2012 (2012)

by Fodor's

Tinged with a German flavor, Alsace is a neverending procession of colorful towns and villages, many fitted out with spires, gabled houses, and storks' nests in chimney pots. Here you can find the Route du Vin, the famous Alsatian Wine Road, ...

Google previewDoctors of Another Calling (2013)

Physicians Who Are Known Best in Fields Other than Medicine by David K. C. Cooper

Alsace is a beautiful homeland that is both vulnerable and desirable, often finding itself a part of the 275 25 Albert ...

Google previewAlsace and Lorraine Rough Guides Snapshot France (includes Strasbourg, the Routes des Vins, Colmar, Mulhouse, Nancy, Metz, Amnéville and Verdun) (2013)

• €13; family with two children €38 • Around 18km outside Mulhouse, the Écomusée d'Alsace is a successful reconstruction of ...

Google previewWorld War I, A Short History (2016)

by CTI Reviews

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS: KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, PLACES, CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS: KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, PLACES, Alsace Brussels German CONCEPTSCONCEPTS Alsace is the fourth-smallest of the 26 regions of France in land area ...

Google previewRiding the New Wave (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alsace: Alsace is the fifthsmallest ofthe27 regions of Franceinland area( 8,280 km2), and the smallest inmetropolitan France. It is also the seventhmost ...

Google previewThe SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics (2011)

by Ruth Wodak, Barbara Johnstone, Paul E Kerswill

Thus, for example, Alsace is a part of France where the vernacular language is a Germanic dialect (Alsatian). The boundary between 'French' and 'German' territories in this region has been redrawn many times over the last few centuries.

Google previewWorld War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945 (2012)

by Norman Polmar, Thomas B. Allen

Central Europe Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace Rome-Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley Rome-Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley New Guinea, Northern Solomons Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes- Alsace, ...

Google previewDictionary of Wine (2010)

by Simon Collin

Alsace Vendange Tardive 11 AAAAAAAAAAAAA Aloxe-Corton France an area in the Cote de Beaune region in Burgundy producing red and white wines, including two grands crus, Corton AOC (producing red wine) and Corton- Charlemagne ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary France (2014)

by Richard Aplin, Joseph Montchamp

Historically Alsace has been closely linked with LORRAINE. Alsace and Lorraine have in modern times been territories of dispute between France and Germany, and after periods of war have been absorbed by the triumphant country.

Google previewHugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine 2001 (2010)

by Hugh Johnson

Squab Fine white or red Burgundy, Alsace Riesling Grand Cru or mature claret. Steak, au poivre A fairly young &#4 Rhône red or Cabernet. tartare Vodka or ** light young red: Beaujolais, Bergerac, Valpolicella. Korean Yuk Whe (the world's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: A-C (2002)

by James Minahan

An early Frankish duchy, Alsace was eventually absorbed by Charlemagne's Frankish empire. Following Charlemagne's death in 814, control of the empire fell to squabbling heirs. The division of the empire ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ALSACE, LowtR ami uppf.r, a ci-devant province of France, nou' included in the departments of the Lower and Upper Rhine. It is bounded on the E. by the Rhine, on the S. by Swiilerland, on the W. by Lorrain, and on the N. by the paiatinate of ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink (2005)

An A-Z of Alcoholic Beverages by Ned Halley

Alsace Rhineland region of northeast France with famed vineyards lying in the plains and foothills beneath the Vosges mountains. The only French region to make its wines on a largely varietal basis, ...

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