Of or relating to Flanders, the Flemings, or their language or culture.
1. A group of Dutch dialects spoken in the southwestern Netherlands, northwest Belgium, and parts of northern France.
2. (used with a pl. verb) The Flemings.
[Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch Vlaemisch.]
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