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[French lan-boor]
  1. See under Limburg.
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[lim-burg; Dutch lim-bœrkh]
  1. a medieval duchy in W Europe: now divided into a province in the SE Netherlands (Limburg) and a province in NE Belgium (Limbourg).
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Examples from the Web for limbourg

Historical Examples

  • In 1774, journeying from Spa to Limbourg, I was attacked by eight banditti.

    The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck

    Baron Trenck

  • Dost thou know,” said he, “how they call the men of Weert in Limbourg?

  • At the other, the Limbourg, the cooking is German in character and flavour.

  • Presently the Emperor deprived him of it in favour of the rival house of Limbourg .

    The Story of Brussels

    Ernest Gilliat-Smith

  • Some of the new coal mines of the Limbourg province have been closed on the eve of the raids.

    Through the Iron Bars

    Emile Cammaerts

British Dictionary definitions for limbourg


  1. the French name for Limburg (def. 3)
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  1. a medieval duchy of W Europe: divided between the Netherlands and Belgium in 1839
  2. a province of the SE Netherlands: contains a coalfield and industrial centres. Capital: Maastricht. Pop: 1 142 000 (2003 est). Area: 2253 sq km (809 sq miles)
  3. a province of NE Belgium: contains the industrial regions of the Kempen coalfield. Capital: Hasselt. Pop: 805 786 (2004 est). Area: 2422 sq km (935 sq miles)French name: Limbourg
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  1. de. active ?1400–?1416, a Dutch family of manuscript illuminators. The three brothers Pol, Herman, and Jehanequin are best known for illustrating the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, one of the finest examples of the International Gothic style
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