Somme: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sôm), [key]
— n.
  1. a river in N France, flowing NW to the English Channel: battles, World War I, 1916, 1918; World War II, 1944. 150 mi. (241 km) long.
  2. a department in N France. 538,462; 2424 sq. mi. (6280 sq. km). Cap.: Amiens.
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