BRA-BANT

Brabant

[bruh-bant, brah-buhnt; Dutch brah-bahnt; French bra-bahn]
noun
1.
a former duchy in W Europe, now divided between the Netherlands and Belgium. See map under Agincourt.
2.
a province in central Belgium. 1268 sq. mi. (3285 sq. km). Capital: Brussels.

Brabantine [bruh-ban-tin, -tahyn] , adjective
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Brabant (brəˈbænt)
 
n
1.  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
2.  a former province of central Belgium; replaced in 1995 by the provinces of Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant

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