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Holland Popular name for the Netherlands, but properly referring only to a historic region, now divided into two provinces. A fief of the Holy Roman Empire in the 12th century, Holland united with the county of Hainaut in 1299. It passed to Burgundy in 1433 and to the Habsburgs in 1482. In the 16th century, Holland led the Netherlands in their long struggle for independence from Spain.

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hol·land / ˈhälənd/ • n. a kind of smooth, durable linen fabric, used chiefly for window shades and furniture covering.

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holland linen fabric orig. named holland cloth from Holland, a province of the Netherlands, its place of manufacture. XV.

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