There are 2 main definitions of Hamburg in English:

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Hamburg 1

Pronunciation: /ˈhambəːɡ/
Pronunciation: /ˈhambʊrk/
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.

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There are 2 main definitions of Hamburg in English:

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Hamburg 2

Pronunciation: /ˈhambəːɡ/

noun

1 (also Hamburg steak) North American another term for hamburger.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.
2 (also Black or Muscat Hamburg) A black variety of grape of German origin, specially adapted to hothouse cultivation.
Example sentences
  • The parentage of 'Muscat Hamburg' is not well known.
  • The Black Hamburg was fully equal to any specimens of that variety grown under glass at home.

Origin

From Hamburg1.

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