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Low Countries

plural noun
the lowland region near the North Sea, forming the lower basin of the Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt rivers, divided in the Middle Ages into numerous small states: corresponding to modern Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

low country

a low-lying region or area, as the coastal plains of the Carolinas and Georgia. Unabridged
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  • He was the primary architect of the brilliant 1940 invasion of France and the Low Countries.

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Low Countries

plural noun
the lowland region of W Europe, on the North Sea: consists of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands
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