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Bruges

[broo-jiz, broozh; French bryzh] /ˈbru dʒɪz, bruʒ; French brüʒ/
noun
1.
a city in NW Belgium: connected by canal with its seaport, Zeebrugge.
Flemish Brugge
[brœkh-uh] /ˈbrœx ə/ (Show IPA)
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West Flanders

noun
1.
a province in W Belgium. 1249 sq. mi. (3235 sq. km).
Capital: Bruges.
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  • Art and letters gave it its chief renown, however, for Bruges was the home of Memling, and of the van Eycks.

    The Spell of Belgium Isabel Anderson
  • Spices in Bruges sold for two or three times what they cost in Venice.

    Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • You will go to Bruges and make friends with an Army officer; he must be high up on the staff.

  • Also the same yere was treted at Bruges for the pees betwen the too reaumes.

  • Although a young man, M. Nauwelaerts won an international competition of bell-ringers organised by the city of Bruges in 1911.

    The Spell of Flanders Edward Neville Vose
  • Bruges was the home of a movement in art similar to that occurring in Italy.

    The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
British Dictionary definitions for Bruges

Bruges

/bruːʒ; French bryʒ/
noun
1.
a city in NW Belgium, capital of West Flanders province: centre of the medieval European wool and cloth trade. Pop: 117 025 (2004 est) Flemish name Brugge (ˈbryxə)

West Flanders

noun
1.
a province of W Belgium: the country's chief agricultural province. Capital: Bruges. Pop: 1 135 802 (2004 est). Area: 3132 sq km (1209 sq miles)
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