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Flem•ish  (flemish), 
adj. 
  1. Language Varietiesof or pertaining to Flanders, its people, or their language.
  2. Fine Artpertaining to or designating the style of art, esp. painting, as developed principally in Flanders and northern France during the 15th century, chiefly characterized by sharply delineated forms, naturalistic proportions, clear, usually cool colors, and the use of perspective.

n. 
  • Language Varietiesthe people of Flanders collectively;
    the Flemings.
  • Language Varietiesthe Dutch language as spoken in northern Belgium: one of the official languages of Belgium. Abbr.: Flem., Flem
  • Etymology:
    • Middle Dutch Vlaemsch, equivalent. to Vlaem- (see Fleming) + -sch -ish1
    • Middle English 1275–1325


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    Flemish /ˈflɛmɪʃ/ n
    1. one of the two official languages of Belgium, almost identical in form with Dutch
    2. the Flemish ⇒ (functioning as plural) the Flemings collectively
    adj
    1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Flanders, the Flemings, or their language



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