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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A former duchy of northwest Europe. Founded in the 11th century, it was incorporated into the Netherlands in 1815 and divided into the Dutch and Belgian provinces of Limburg in 1839.

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  • proper n. A province of the Netherlands.
  • proper n. A province of Belgium.
  • proper n. The undivided province (1815-1839)
  • proper n. The historic duchy the name of the province(s) were meant to preserve.

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