noun (used with a singular verb)
a gin, originally made in Holland, in which the juniper is mixed in the mash.
Also called Holland gin.

1705–15; < Dutch hollandsch (genever) Dutch (gin)

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Hollands (ˈhɒləndz)
Dutch gin, often sold in stone bottles
[C18: from Dutch hollandsch genever]

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Word Origin & History

"the Netherlands," from Du. Holland, probably O.Du. holt lant "wood land," describing the district around Dordrecht, the nucleus of Holland. Technically, just one province of the Netherlands, but extended to the whole nation.
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Holland definition

A part of The Netherlands. Holland is a common name for the entire country.

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