- a gin, originally made in Holland, in which the juniper is mixed in the mash.
Origin of Hollands
- John Philip,1840–1914, Irish inventor in the U.S.
- Sir Sidney (George),1893–1961, New Zealand political leader: prime minister 1949–57.
- the Netherlands.
- a medieval county and province on the North Sea, corresponding to the modern North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands.
- a city in W Michigan.
- a cotton cloth treated to produce an opaque finish, as for window shades.
- Holland finish.
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Contemporary Examples of hollands
After a hasty lunch in the dining hall, the Hollands hit Bowdoin, drop me at the airport, and set off for Williams College.
By the time they are done, the Hollands will have covered 1,529 miles, more than half the width of the continental United States.
Historical Examples of hollands
Think of the good friends and the good Hollands gin and the good fires aboard of her.Standish of Standish
Jane G. Austin
And now I've told you the yarn, so I will have a drop of Hollands and go to bed.Long Odds
H. Rider Haggard
The kegs in which Hollands is mostly exported are ankers and half-ankers.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
But three of Hollands and three of Isle of Man brandy, as was agreed upon.Patsy
S. R. Crockett
Who drinks Hollands alone, and in a churchyard on such a night as this?
- Dutch gin, often sold in stone bottles
Word Origin for Hollands
- a coarse linen cloth, used esp for furnishing
Word Origin for holland
- another name for the Netherlands
- a county of the Holy Roman Empire, corresponding to the present-day North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands
- Parts of an area in E England constituting a former administrative division of Lincolnshire
- Henry. 1745–1806, British neoclassical architect. His work includes Brooks's Club (1776) and Carlton House (1783), both in London
- Sir Sidney George. 1893–1961, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1949–57)
Word Origin and History for hollands
"the Netherlands," early 14c., from Dutch Holland, probably Old Dutch holt lant "wood land," describing the district around Dordrecht, the nucleus of Holland. Technically, just one province of the Netherlands, but in English use extended to the whole nation.
A part of The Netherlands. Holland is a common name for the entire country.