Netherlands

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From nether (lower) +‎ lands, the country being very low-lying, with a great part below sea level.

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the Netherlands

  1. A country in northwestern Europe bordering Germany and Belgium. Official name: Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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  • Holland (although "Holland" mainly applies to the provinces of North Holland and South Holland in Dutch, in English it is often a proper synonym for the entire nation.)

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Netherlands (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Netherlands.

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