Pronunciation: (waz), [key]
1. a river in W Europe, flowing SW from S Belgium through N France to the Seine, near Paris. 186 mi. (300 km) long.
2. a department in N France. 606,320; 2273 sq. mi. (5885 sq. km). Cap.: Beauvais.
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