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

  • adj. Of or relating to Flanders, the Flemings, or their language or culture.
  • n. A group of Dutch dialects spoken in the southwestern Netherlands, northwest Belgium, and parts of northern France.
  • n. The Flemings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to Flanders, either as the historical county of Flanders (the current provinces of West Flanders and East Flanders in Belgium, Zeelandic Flanders in the Netherlands and French Flanders); or as the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Flemish variety of the Dutch language.
  • proper n. The Dutch language as it is spoken in Flanders.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or native to Flanders, or pertaining to its people or their language; resembling the Flemings.
  • n. Collectively, the people of Flanders; the Flemings.
  • n. The language spoken by the Flemings.
  • To coil, as a rope, in a Flemish coil. See coil, n.
  • To make a quivering movement of the tail: said of a dog; to feather.

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

  • n. one of two official languages of Belgium; closely related to Dutch
  • n. an ethnic group speaking Flemish and living in northern and western Belgium
  • adj. of or relating to Flanders or its people or language or culture

Etymologies

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

Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch Vlaemisch.

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Middle English flemmysshe, from Old Frisian flemsche, from Middle Dutch vlāmisch, vlemesch (modern Vlaams), from Old Frisian flamsk ‘Fleming’ (compare West Frisian Flaamsk), from Proto-Germanic *flaumaz ‘flowing, current (water)’ and *-iskaz. More at Flanders.

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