[wahl-khuh-ruh n, -ruh, wahl-guh-]
- an island in SW Netherlands: part of Zeeland province. 82 sq. mi. (212 sq. km).
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Many lives were saved by it in the disastrous Walcheren expedition.The Western World
The Walcheren expedition of 1809 was a fresh proof of our capacity for blundering.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.
It is a late variety of the same period as Walcheren, but less hardy.The Cauliflower
A. A. Crozier
Towards the close of 1560 they were quartered in Walcheren and Brill.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66
John Lothrop Motley
At last, when he found that there was nothing to be got from her, he went to Walhallagara (Walcheren).The Oera Linda Book
- an island in the SW Netherlands, in the Scheldt estuary: administratively part of Zeeland province; suffered severely in World War II, when the dykes were breached, and again in the floods of 1953. Area: 212 sq km (82 sq miles)
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