Pronunciation: (hol'und), [key]
1. John Philip, 1840–1914, Irish inventor in the U.S.
2. Sir Sidney (George), 1893–1961, New Zealand political leader: prime minister 1949–57.
3. the Netherlands.
4. a medieval county and province on the North Sea, corresponding to the modern North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands.
5. a city in W Michigan. 26,281.
a. a cotton cloth treated to produce an opaque finish, as for window shades.
b. See Holland finish.
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