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 for Dutch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  German \Ger"man\, n.; pl. Germans[L. Germanus, prob. of Celtis
     origin.]
     1. A native or one of the people of Germany.
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     2. The German language.
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     3.
        (a) A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding
            in capriciosly involved figures.
        (b) A social party at which the german is danced.
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     High German, the Teutonic dialect of Upper or Southern
        Germany, -- comprising Old High German, used from the 8th
        to the 11th century; Middle H. G., from the 12th to the
        15th century; and Modern or New H. G., the language of
        Luther's Bible version and of modern German literature.
        The dialects of Central Germany, the basis of the modern
        literary language, are often called Middle German, and the
        Southern German dialects Upper German; but High German is
        also used to cover both groups.
  
     Low German, the language of Northern Germany and the
        Netherlands, -- including Friesic; Anglo-Saxon or
        Saxon; Old Saxon; Dutch or Low Dutch, with its
        dialect, Flemish; and Plattdeutsch (called also Low
        German), spoken in many dialects.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dutch \Dutch\, a. [D. duitsch German; or G. deutsch, orig.,
     popular, national, OD. dietsc, MHG. diutsch, tiutsch, OHG.
     diutisk, fr. diot, diota, a people, a nation; akin to AS.
     pe['o]d, OS. thiod, thioda, Goth. piuda; cf. Lith. tauta
     land, OIr. tuath people, Oscan touto. The English have
     applied the name especially to the Germanic people living
     nearest them, the Hollanders. Cf. Derrick, Teutonic.]
     Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.
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     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. [Slang]
  
     Dutch courage, the courage of partial intoxication. [Slang]
        --Marryat.
  
     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.
  
     Dutch foil, Dutch leaf, or Dutch gold, 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. --Weale.
  
     Dutch rush (Bot.), a species of horsetail rush or
        Equisetum+({Equisetum+hyemale">Equisetum ({Equisetum hyemale) having a rough,
        siliceous surface, and used for scouring and polishing; --
        called also scouring rush, and shave grass. See
        Equisetum.
  
     Dutch tile, a glazed and painted ornamental tile, formerly
        much exported, and used in the jambs of chimneys and the
        like.
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     Note: Dutch was formerly used for German.
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                 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dutch \Dutch\, n.
     1. pl. The people of Holland; Dutchmen.
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     2. The language spoken in Holland.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Dutch
      adj 1: of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or
             culture; "Dutch painting"; "Dutch painters"
      n 1: the people of the Netherlands; "the Dutch are famous for
           their tulips" [syn: Dutch, Dutch people]
      2: the West Germanic language of the Netherlands

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