Belgian

Belgian

[bel-juhn]
noun
1.
a native or an inhabitant of Belgium.
2.
one of a breed of large, strong draft horses, raised originally in Belgium.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to Belgium.

Origin:
1615–25; Belgi(um) + -an

pro-Belgian, adjective, noun
pseudo-Belgian, adjective, noun
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Belgian (ˈbɛldʒən)
 
n
1.  Fleming See also Walloon a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Belgium
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or characteristic of Belgium or the Belgians
3.  of or relating to the Walloon French or the Flemish languages

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Belgian
1620s, in reference to the ancient Belgæ (see Belgium). Belgian Congo formed 1908 by annexation.
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