Pronunciation: (ne&thslash;'ur-lundz), [key]
the, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a kingdom in W Europe, bordering on the North Sea, Germany, and Belgium. 14,208,600; 13,433 sq. mi. (34,790 sq. km). Capitals: Amsterdam and The Hague. Also called Holland. Dutch, Nederland.
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