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[groo-nuh n-dahl, groh-, grey-, gren-uh n-] /ˈgru nənˌdɑl, ˈgroʊ-, ˈgreɪ-, ˈgrɛn ən-/
former name of Belgian sheepdog.
Origin of Groenendael
1920-25; after the village in Belgium where it was bred Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Whilst staying with the bishop he visited the monastery of Groenendael near Brussels, where in former times Ruysbroeck wrote.

  • Before long he was known far and wide as the “Good Cook of Groenendael.”

    A Mediaeval Mystic Vincent Scully
  • His successor, Lambert, the last of the Groenendael hermits, was so poor in spirit as not to be attached even to his cell.

    A Mediaeval Mystic Vincent Scully
  • The valley of Groenendael is far enough away from Brussels to be almost always deserted and silent.

  • Gerard continually strove to imbue his own disciples with the spirit which he had imbibed from the Prior of Groenendael.

    A Mediaeval Mystic Vincent Scully
  • The latter returned several times to Groenendael and resided there for months together.

    A Mediaeval Mystic Vincent Scully
  • It was more probably written during the early years at Groenendael.

    Ruysbroeck Evelyn Underhill
  • It may be mentioned here that in 1409 the Priory of Groenendael was instituted the Mother-house of a congregation of that name.

    A Mediaeval Mystic Vincent Scully
  • His retreat at Groenendael, his ecstasies of composition, never kept him from those who wanted his help and advice.

    Ruysbroeck Evelyn Underhill
  • This book too may well have been written before the retreat to Groenendael.

    Ruysbroeck Evelyn Underhill

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