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[wahl-khuh-ruh n, -ruh, wahl-guh-]
  1. an island in SW Netherlands: part of Zeeland province. 82 sq. mi. (212 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for walcheren

Historical Examples

  • Many lives were saved by it in the disastrous Walcheren expedition.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The Walcheren expedition of 1809 was a fresh proof of our capacity for blundering.

  • It is a late variety of the same period as Walcheren, but less hardy.

    The Cauliflower

    A. A. Crozier

  • Towards the close of 1560 they were quartered in Walcheren and Brill.

  • At last, when he found that there was nothing to be got from her, he went to Walhallagara (Walcheren).

British Dictionary definitions for walcheren


  1. an island in the SW Netherlands, in the Scheldt estuary: administratively part of Zeeland province; suffered severely in World War II, when the dykes were breached, and again in the floods of 1953. Area: 212 sq km (82 sq miles)
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