Flanders

geographical name
Flan·​ders | \ ˈflan-dərz How to pronounce Flanders (audio) \
variants: or French Flandre \ ˈfläⁿdrᵊ How to pronounce Flandre (audio) \ or Flemish Vlaanderen \ ˈvlän-​də-​rə(n) How to pronounce Vlaanderen (audio) \

Definition of Flanders

1 medieval county along the coast of what is now Belgium and adjacent parts of France and the Netherlands
2 semiautonomous region of western Belgium comprised mainly of Dutch speakers population 6,396,000 — see east flanders, west flanders

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“Flanders.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Flanders. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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