Flemish

[ flem-ish ]
/ ˈflɛm ɪʃ /

adjective

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.

noun

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

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Origin of Flemish

1275–1325; Middle English <Middle Dutch Vlaemsch, equivalent to Vlaem- (see Fleming) + -sch-ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM Flemish

non-Flemish, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Flemish

Flemish
/ (ˈflɛmɪʃ) /

noun

one of the two official languages of Belgium, almost identical in form with Dutch
the Flemish (functioning as plural) the Flemings collectively

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Flanders, the Flemings, or their language
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