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Low Countries

Definition:

the lowland region of western Europe on the North Sea: Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands

Class:

location noun (spatial position)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Low Countries

the coastal region of north western Europe, consisting of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, around the low-lying delta of the Rhine, Scheldt, and Meuse rivers where much of the land is at or below sea level. Historically, due to the lack of... (42 of 1656 words, 1 image)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Low Countries [region, Europe] | Benelux Countries [synonym]

coastal region of northwestern Europe, consisting of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. These are together known as the Benelux countries, from ... (21 of 828 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/349663​/Low-Countries

Collins Dictionary:

Low Countries

the lowland region of western Europe, on the North Sea: consists of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands (17 of 291 words, 4 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/low-countries

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Low Countries

region of northwestern Europe comprising the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The northern parts of the Netherlands and ... (21 of 107 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0830466​.html

Wiktionary:

Low Countries

The countries on low-lying land around the delta of the Rhine, Scheldt, and Meuse (Maas) rivers. (16 of 56 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Low Countries

Random House Dictionary:

Low Countries

the lowland region near the North Sea, forming the lower basin of the Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt rivers, divided in the Middle Ages into numerous small ... (26 of 37 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/low-countries

Oxford Dictionary:

Low Countries

the region of northwestern Europe comprising the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg (11 of 30 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Low-Countries

Merriam-Webster:

Low Countries

region western Europe bordering on North Sea and comprising modern Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands (15 of 23 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/low countries

American Heritage Dictionary:

Low Countries

A region of northwest Europe comprising Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. (11 of 13 words)

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New World Dictionary:

Low Countries

the Netherlands, Belgium, & Luxembourg (5 of 7 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

Europe [uncountable]

the large area of land that is between Asia and the Atlantic Ocean. It's ... | the European Union (18 of 66 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Europe

Cambridge Dictionary:

Europe

the continent that is to the east of the Atlantic Ocean, to the north of the Mediterranean and to the west of Asia | the European Union | [British] ... (27 of 41 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/europe

Encarta Dictionary:

Low Countries

region in northwestern Europe, made up of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Population: 26,016,000 (1995). Area: 73,943 sq km (19 of 30 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700822​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Google Dictionary:

Low Countries

Audio: English pronunciation of "Low Countries"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Low Countries

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Low Countries" by speech synthesizer

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