Brabant[brə bant′, -bänt′]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- former duchy of W Europe, originating in the late 12th cent.: since 1830, divided between the Netherlands (North Brabant province) & Belgium (provinces Antwerp & Brabant)
- province of central Belgium: 1,297 sq mi (3,359 sq km); pop. c. 2,243,000; cap. Brussels
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A region and former duchy of the Netherlands. It became an independent duchy in 1190 and is now divided between the southern Netherlands and north-central Belgium.