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Designating a style of architecture characteristic of former Dutch colonies, often associated with brick construction and gambrel roofs; designating a building in this style.
The Dutch colonial style of architecture. Also (North American): a building in this style.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Saturday Evening Post. From Dutch + colonial.
Dutch colonial/ˌdʌtʃ kəˈləʊnɪəl/
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