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1. A native or inhabitant of the historical region of Flanders or of the region of Flanders in northern Belgium.
2. A Belgian who is a native speaker of Flemish.
[Middle English, from Middle Dutch Vlāming.]
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Flanders or a Flemish-speaking Belgian. Compare Walloon
[C14: from Middle Dutch Vlaminc]
1. (Biography) Sir Alexander. 1881–1955, Scottish bacteriologist: discovered lysozyme (1922) and penicillin (1928): shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1945
2. (Biography) Ian (Lancaster). 1908–64, English author of spy novels; creator of the secret agent James Bond
3. (Biography) Sir John Ambrose. 1849–1945, English electrical engineer: invented the thermionic valve (1904)
4. (Biography) Renée. born 1959, US operatic soprano and songwriter
1. a Flemish-speaking Belgian.
2. a native or inhabitant of Flanders.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch Vlaeminc=Vlaem-, akin to Vlānderen Flanders + -ing -ing3; late Old English Flæming]
1. Sir Alexander, 1881–1955, Scottish bacteriologist: discoverer of penicillin.
2. Ian (Lancaster), 1908–64, British writer.
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|Noun||1.||Fleming - British writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908-1964)|
|2.||Fleming - Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)|
|3.||Fleming - a native of Flanders or a Flemish-speaking Belgian|
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Belgian - a native or inhabitant of Belgium