low-country

[loh-kuhn-tree]

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.

low country

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