Flemish Flem"ish, a. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings. -- n. The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders. [1913 Webster]

{Flemish accounts} (Naut.), short or deficient accounts. [Humorous] --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

{Flemish beauty} (Bot.), a well known pear. It is one of few kinds which have a red color on one side.

{Flemish bond}. (Arch.) See {Bond}, n., 8.

{Flemish brick}, a hard yellow paving brick.

{Flemish coil}, a flat coil of rope with the end in the center and the turns lying against, without riding over, each other.

{Flemish eye} (Naut.), an eye formed at the end of a rope by dividing the strands and lying them over each other.

{Flemish horse} (Naut.), an additional footrope at the end of a yard. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Flemish — /ˈflɛmɪʃ/ (say flemish) adjective 1. of or relating to Flanders, its people, or their language. 2. of or denoting a school of painting developed in Flanders and northern France in the 15th century, characterised by cool, clear colours, sharply… …   Australian English dictionary

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