1. An eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits; Also called: Lothringen. Region of NE France in the upper reaches of the Meuse and Moselle rivers; bounded N by Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany and E by Alsace; area 23,600 sq km/9,095 sq mi; It comprises the départements of Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle, and Vosges, and its capital is Nancy. There are deposits of coal, iron ore, and salt; grain, fruit, and livestock are farmed. In 1871 the region was ceded to Germany as part of Alsace-Lorraine. The whole area saw heavy fighting in World War I.
2. City in Kansas (USA); zip code 67459.