[ groo-nuhn-dahl, groh-, grey-, gren-uhn- ]

  1. former name of Belgian sheepdog.

Origin of Groenendael

First recorded in 1920–25; after the village in Belgium where it was bred

Words Nearby Groenendael Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Groenendael in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The latter returned several times to Groenendael and resided there for months together.

    A Mediaeval Mystic | Vincent Scully
  • This book too may well have been written before the retreat to Groenendael.

    Ruysbroeck | Evelyn Underhill