Danish
I. adjective Date: 14th century of, relating to, or characteristic of Denmark, the Danes, or the Danish language II. noun Date: 15th century 1. the Germanic language of the Danes 2. plural Danish a piece of Danish pastry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Danish — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to Denmark or the Danes. ► NOUN ▪ the language of Denmark …   English terms dictionary

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  • Danish — [[t]de͟ɪnɪʃ[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Danish means belonging or relating to Denmark, its people, its language, or culture. ...the Danish coast... He was the son of a Danish father and a Venezuelan mother. 2) N UNCOUNT Danish is the language… …   English dictionary

  • Danish — adj. & n. adj. of or relating to Denmark or the Danes. n. 1 the Danish language. 2 (prec. by the; treated as pl.) the Danish people. Phrases and idioms: Danish blue a soft salty white cheese with blue veins. Danish pastry a cake of sweetened… …   Useful english dictionary

  • danish — adj. & n. adj. of or relating to Denmark or the Danes. n. 1 the Danish language. 2 (prec. by the; treated as pl.) the Danish people. Phrases and idioms: Danish blue a soft salty white cheese with blue veins. Danish pastry a cake of sweetened… …   Useful english dictionary

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