Definition of Mosan in English:

Mosan

noun

  • A proposed grouping of North American Indian languages comprising the Chemakuan, Salish, and Wakashan language families of the north-western United States and western Canada.

adjective

Art History
  • Of, relating to, or designating the style of decorative art developed in the Meuse valley in Western Europe in the 11th to 13th centuries.

Origin

1920s. From Upper Chehalis (Salish) mús four, and similar forms in other Salish languages + -an<br>early 20th century; earliest use found in Archaeologia. From French mosan of or relating to the river Meuse from classical Latin Mosa, the name of the river Meuse (French Meuse) which flows through parts of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands + French -an.

Pronunciation

Mosan

/ˈməʊsn/