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An economic union of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, originally established as a customs union (1948).
1. (Placename) the customs union formed by Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg in 1948; became an economic union in 1960
2. (Placename) these countries collectively
1. a customs union comprising Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, begun in 1948.
2. Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg considered together.
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|Noun||1.||Benelux - a customs union comprising Belgium and Netherlands and Luxembourg|
customs union - an association of nations to promote free trade within the union and set common tariffs for nations that are not members
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level