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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region of southwest Belgium and northern France. It originated in the ninth century and was later joined, through royal marriages, with Flanders and Holland. Parts of Hainaut were annexed by France in the 1600s.

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  • proper n. A province of Wallonia, Belgium.

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