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

  • n. A cotton or linen fabric, usually sized or glazed, that is used especially for window shades, bookbinding, and upholstery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A coarse woollen cloth used in furnishing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of linen first manufactured in Holland; a linen fabric used for window shades, children's garments, etc..

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. . Linen imported from the Netherlands.
  • n. Unbleached linen cloth, made in many places, but especially in Scotland.
  • Made of linen from the Netherlands, or of unbleached linen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level

Etymologies

Middle English holand, after Holand (Holland), a former province of the Netherlands, from Middle Dutch.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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