[ 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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How to use Limburg in a sentence

  • Count Limburg-Styrum was a princeling whose army consisted of one colonel, six officers and two privates!

    Blood and Iron | John Hubert Greusel

British Dictionary definitions for Limburg (1 of 2)


/ (ˈlɪmbɜːɡ, Dutch ˈlɪmbyrx) /

  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)

  1. 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

British Dictionary definitions for Limburg (2 of 2)



/ (Dutch ˈlɪmbyrx) /

  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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