One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘But somehow the working-class ethos of Geneva, also called Hollands gin, or Square gin, survived long after Hogarth's Gin Street was bulldozed.’
- ‘Genuine 18th century Hollands decanters with the correct outline, color, and gilding, and with the original stopper initialed ‘H’ to match the Hollands label are rare finds.’
- ‘The Dutch connection was vital, for gin - or Hollands or jenever - was the elixir of the Glorious Revolution, and the fuel of William III's economic miracle.’
From archaic Dutch hollandsch genever (earlier form of hollands jenever) ‘Dutch gin’.
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