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[zee-luh nd; Dutch zey-lahnt]
  1. a province in the SW Netherlands, consisting largely of islands. 1041 sq. mi. (2695 sq. km). Capital: Middelburg.
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Related formsZee·land·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • What, however, is to our eyes only a suggestion of inflammation, is to the Zeelander a beauty.

    A Wanderer in Holland

    E. V. Lucas

  • The Frisian differs from the Zeelander: one is fair and the other dark, and both differ from the Hollander.

  • I saw there the envoy from Holland, a Zeelander, whom I knew, with his family; but he did not know me.

British Dictionary definitions for zeelander


  1. a native or inhabitant of the Dutch province of Zeeland
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  1. a province of the SW Netherlands: consists of a small area on the mainland together with a number of islands in the Scheldt estuary; mostly below sea level. Capital: Middelburg. Pop: 378 000 (2003 est). Area: 1787 sq km (690 sq miles)
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