Belgian

[ bel-juh n ]
/ ˈbɛl dʒən /
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noun

a native or an inhabitant of Belgium.
one of a breed of large, strong draft horses, raised originally in Belgium.

adjective

of or relating to Belgium.

Origin of Belgian

First recorded in 1615–25; Belgi(um) + -an
Related formspro-Bel·gian, adjective, nounpseu·do-Bel·gian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for belgian

Belgian

/ (ˈbɛldʒən) /

noun

a native, citizen, or inhabitant of BelgiumSee also Fleming 1, Walloon

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Belgium or the Belgians
of or relating to the Walloon French or the Flemish languages
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Word Origin and History for belgian

Belgian


adj.

1620s, in reference to the ancient Belgæ (see Belgium). Belgian Congo formed 1908 by annexation.

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