Low Countries


plural noun

the lowland region near the North Sea, forming the lower basin of the Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt rivers, divided in the Middle Ages into numerous small states: corresponding to modern Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

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Low Countries

pl n

the lowland region of W Europe, on the North Sea: consists of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands
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