Dutch

Definition of Dutch

a.1.Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.
Dutch auction
See under Auction.
Dutch cheese
a small, pound, hard cheese, made from skim milk.
Dutch clinker
a kind of brick made in Holland. It is yellowish, very hard, and long and narrow in shape.
Dutch clover
(Bot.) common white clover (Trifolium repens), the seed of which was largely imported into England from Holland.
Dutch concert
a so-called concert in which all the singers sing at the same time different songs.
Dutch courage
the courage of partial intoxication.
Dutch door
a door divided into two parts, horizontally, so arranged that the lower part can be shut and fastened, while the upper part remains open.
- Marryat.
Dutch foil
a kind of brass rich in copper, rolled or beaten into thin sheets, used in Holland to ornament toys and paper; - called also Dutch mineral, Dutch metal, brass foil, and bronze leaf.
Dutch liquid
(Chem.) a thin, colorless, volatile liquid, C2H4Cl2, of a sweetish taste and a pleasant ethereal odor, produced by the union of chlorine and ethylene or olefiant gas; - called also Dutch oil. It is so called because discovered (in 1795) by an association of four Hollandish chemists. See Ethylene, and Olefiant.
Dutch oven
a tin screen for baking before an open fire or kitchen range; also, in the United States, a shallow iron kettle for baking, with a cover to hold burning coals.
Dutch pink
chalk, or whiting dyed yellow, and used in distemper, and for paper staining. etc.
Dutch rush
(Bot.) a species of horsetail rush or Equisetum (Equisetum hyemale) having a rough, siliceous surface, and used for scouring and polishing; - called also scouring rush, and shave grass. See Equisetum.
- Weale.
Dutch tile
a glazed and painted ornamental tile, formerly much exported, and used in the jambs of chimneys and the like.
Germany is slandered to have sent none to this war [the Crusades] at this first voyage; and that other pilgrims, passing through that country, were mocked by the Dutch, and called fools for their pains.
- Fuller.
n.1.The people of Holland; Dutchmen.
2.The language spoken in Holland.

Related Words

Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Netherlands, The Netherlands
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