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  1. Often Low-Country. of or relating to the Low Countries.
  2. of or relating to a low country.
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Origin of low-country

First recorded in 1790–1800

Low Countries

plural noun
  1. 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 country

  1. a low-lying region or area, as the coastal plains of the Carolinas and Georgia.
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Historical Examples of low-country

  • Edinburgh and all their low-country notions make some difference; I see them in her.

    Gilian The Dreamer

    Neil Munro

  • I hear Cailen's in the Low-country, but what has come of Tormaid?

  • Some low-country gentlemen were visiting him in 1740, and were entertained with the lavish hospitality of a Highland home.

  • The marriage ceremonies last over four days, and are of the low-country Telugu type.

  • Such of them as still preserve their old practices, and do not mingle with the low-country people, are known as Malan Kuravas.

British Dictionary definitions for low-country

Low Countries

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