- a medieval country in W Europe, extending along the North Sea from the Strait of Dover to the Scheldt River: the corresponding modern regions include the provinces of East Flanders and West Flanders in W Belgium, and the adjacent parts of N France and SW Netherlands.
Examples from the Web for flanders
The Great War claimed many more victims long after the torn, corpse-strewn landscape of France and Flanders had healed.Wounds of World War I Have Yet to Heal
Michael F. Bishop
June 28, 2014
This tapestry was woven in Flanders in about 1500 for a noble French client.Unicorn, the Luxury Meat
July 16, 2013
Edward had crossed the Channel to put an army ashore in Flanders.
Flanders was overrun by the French, and Queen Philippa had been taken hostage in Ghent.
It ends, two stanzas later: If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.Lessons from Another War
November 12, 2009
Its main market was at Bruges in Flanders, which was then a bee-hive of industry and thrift.The Railroad Question
Horses were certainly at a high premium just then in Flanders.The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields
Lieut. Howard Payson
You will do well to go to Bourbon until my return from Flanders.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
Madame La Marquise De Montespan
In Flanders it is the custom for the monks to assist at all fires.The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete
Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
This was the last campaign in Flanders of the Duke of Marlborough.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
- a powerful medieval principality in the SW part of the Low Countries, now in the Belgian provinces of East and West Flanders, the Netherlands province of Zeeland, and the French department of the Nord; scene of battles in many wars
Word Origin and History for flanders
probably a compound of roots represented by Flemish vlakte "plain" + wanderen "to wander."