Mechelen

/ (ˈmɛxələn) /

noun

a city in N Belgium, in Antwerp province: capital of the Netherlands from 1507 to 1530; formerly famous for lace-making; now has an important vegetable market. Pop: 76 981 (2004 est)French name: Malines English name: Mechlin

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Example sentences from the Web for Mechelen

  • So the late autumn of that year found Barty and his aunt at Malines, or Mechelen, as it calls itself in its native tongue.

    The Martian|George Du Maurier