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From nether (lower) +‎ lands, the country being very low-lying, with a great part below sea level.

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the Netherlands

  1. The main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located in northwestern Europe bordering Germany and Belgium.
  2. The Kingdom of the Netherlands

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  • Holland (although "Holland" strictly applies to the provinces of North Holland and South Holland in Dutch, in English, especially in sports contexts, it is often incorrectly treated as a synonym for the entire nation.)

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Netherlands (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Netherlands. The correct word to describe embassies and consulates of the country.

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