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a former duchy in W Europe, now divided between the Netherlands and Belgium.
a province in central Belgium. 1268 sq. mi. (3285 sq. km).
Capital: Brussels.
Historical Examples

The Story of Brussels Ernest Gilliat-Smith
The Trader’s Wife Louis Becke
A Dog of Flanders Louisa de la Ram, AKA uida
The Trader’s Wife Louis Becke
Fifty-two Stories of the British Navy, from Damme to Trafalgar. Alfred H. Miles
The Trader’s Wife Louis Becke
Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (11 of 12) Raphael Holinshed
The Trader’s Wife Louis Becke
A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium Hugh Gibson
Belgium Emile Cammaerts

a former duchy of W Europe: divided when Belgium became independent (1830), the south forming the Belgian provinces of Antwerp and Brabant and the north forming the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands
a former province of central Belgium; replaced in 1995 by the provinces of Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant


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