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holland1

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɒlənd
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A kind of smooth, hard-wearing linen fabric, used chiefly for window blinds and furniture covering: [as modifier]: holland blinds [as modifier]: his brown holland suit
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  • This slenderness is further emphasised by the customised, fine mild steel rod attachments supporting the holland blinds.
  • Someone was living in the three servant's rooms adjoining the kitchen but the rest of the house lay musty under faded holland covers.
  • The classic simplicity of holland blinds have been a family favourite in Australian homes for many years.

Origin

Middle English: from Holland, the name of a former province of the Netherlands where the cloth was made, from Dutch, earlier Holtlant (from holt 'wood' + -lant 'land').

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Holland2

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɒlənd
 
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1 another name for the Netherlands.
1.1A former province of the Netherlands, comprising the coastal parts of the country. It is now divided into North Holland and South Holland.

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