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.
1(also Hamburg steak)North Americananother term for hamburger‘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 Hamburg, Muscat Hamburg)A black variety of grape of German origin, specially adapted to hothouse cultivation.‘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.’
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