- of or relating to Flanders, its people, or their language.
- pertaining to or designating the style of art, especially 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.
- the people of Flanders collectively; the Flemings.
- the Dutch language as spoken in northern Belgium: one of the official languages of Belgium. Abbreviation: Flem., Flem
Origin of Flemish
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Examples from the Web for flem
"I'll go you two to one that Flem rows after all," he declares.Frank Merriwell's Races
Burt L. Standish
Why, Flem, its jest plain arithmetic; mathematics—thats all.
Flem got the wrong bottle; gave the poor boy some acid in the injection.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
Flemish, flem′ish, adj. of or belonging to the Flemings or people of Flanders, or their language.
Consternation, or a fine imitation of that emotion, filled the countenances of Flem and of Fox.
- one of the two official languages of Belgium, almost identical in form with Dutch
- the Flemish (functioning as plural) the Flemings collectively
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Flanders, the Flemings, or their language
Word Origin and History for flem
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