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A port in northern Germany, on the River Elbe; population 1,754,200 (est. 2006). Founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century, it is now the largest port in Germany, with extensive shipyards.
1North Americananother term for hamburger
- ‘They will never eat a hamburg in blissful ignorance of where it came from or be able to tolerate the intentional abuse of any animal.’
- ‘As he waited for the G4 to boot up the program, he got on the phone and ordered a thermos of coffee and a Hamburg steak for dinner from room service.’
2A black variety of grape of German origin, specially adapted to hothouse cultivation.
- ‘The Black Hamburg was fully equal to any specimens of that variety grown under glass at home.’
- ‘The parentage of 'Muscat Hamburg' is not well known.’
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