• WordNet 3.6
    • n Walloon a dialect of French spoken in Belgium and adjacent parts of France
    • n Walloon a member of the French-speaking people living in Belgium
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: French speaking residents of Belgium are called Walloons.
    • n Walloon [lowercase] A disease of the tobacco-plant in which the leaves assume an abnormal erect position, regarded as due to an excess of moisture followed by drought.
    • n Walloon A member of a people found chiefly in southern and southeastern Belgium, also in the neighboring parts of France, and in a few places in Rhenish Prussia near Malmedy. They are descended from the ancient Belgæ, mixed with Germanic and Roman elements.
    • n Walloon In America, especially colonial New York, one of the Huguenot settlers from Artois, in northern France, etc.
    • n Walloon A French dialect, spoken by the Walloons of Belgium, France, etc.
    • Walloon Of or pertaining to the Walloons: as, the Walloon language.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Walloon wal′ōōn of or pertaining to a population of mixed Celtic and Romanic stock akin to the French, occupying the tract along the frontiers of the Teutonic-speaking territory in the South Netherlands, from Dunkirk to Malmedy
    • n Walloon a native or inhabitant of that part of Flanders: the language of the Walloons, a patois or popular dialect of northern French, with a considerable infusion both of Old Celtic and Low German elements
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In literature:

The little chunky Walloon who had held us up at the barrier climbed in with great joy, and away we sped.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
He is now pastor of the Walloon Church at Rotterdam.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
These are Flemish, Walloon, and French.
"Peeps At Many Lands: Belgium" by George W. T. Omond
While in Spa I studied Walloon.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
In the Low Countries the Reformation was finally driven from the Walloon Provinces, from Brabant, and from Flanders.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Pappenheim's Walloons stabbed infants at the breast.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
And that was why he replaced the Walloon and Flemish workmen by naturalized Germans!
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
His capital was at Meersen, near Maestricht, on the language frontier, midway between his Walloon and Flemish possessions.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
These women were two Netherland, one Hungarian, one Scottish, two Walloon, one Franklander.
"Mediaeval Tales" by Various
With the curtest of nods and a brusque "adieu" the Walloon turned away.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig

In poetry:

'Speak the word, and, master mine,
As we charged on Tilly's line,
And his Walloon lancers,
Smiting through their midst we'll teach
Civil look and decent speech
To these boyish prancers!'
"Barclay Of Ury" by John Greenleaf Whittier
For they gather flowers early on the river far away,
Where the everlasting lilies keep their purity for aye,
And while summer brings our lilies to the run and the lagoon
May our children keep the legend of the Babies of Walloon.
"The Babies of Walloon" by Henry Lawson
Ah! the children love the lilies, while we elders are inclined
To the flowers that have poison for the body and the mind.
Better for the “strongly human” to have done with life as soon,
Better perish for a lily like the Babies of Walloon.
"The Babies of Walloon" by Henry Lawson
All is dark to us. The angels sing perhaps in Paradise
Of the younger sister’s danger, and the elder’s sacrifice;
But the facts were hidden from us, when the soft light from the moon
Glistened on the water-lilies o’er the Babies at Walloon.
"The Babies of Walloon" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Flying Fish 's popular Exit Series is expanding with a nod to the Dutch Walloons (known today as the Belgians), aka the first Europeans to settle in the Burlington County area.
Flying Fish's popular Exit Series is expanding with a nod to the Dutch Walloons (known today as the Belgians), aka the first Europeans to settle in the Burlington County area.
Careful landscaping harmoniously blends formality and ruggedness to anchor this luxurious Northern Michigan home on a Walloon Lake bluff on Eagle Island.
Even Walloons who largely support a united Belgium offer arguments of reason - a shared economy and foreign policy - rather than of the heart.
Developers plan marina, boat dealership, other businesses in Walloon Lake.
A soothing blue-and-green palette carries the mood of Walloon 's turquoise water right into the open great room.
A Northern Michigan writer reflects on opening her cottage on Walloon Lake near Petoskey amid memories of her father and his struggle with Alzheimer's.
Washing Off Winter at a Walloon Lake Cottage.
The Vicks loved their old North log-and-chink cabin on Walloon Lake near Petoskey.
An Old Walloon Lake Cabin Near Petoskey Gets a New Kitchen.
And indeed, Walloon is another example of this: The French equivalent is Wallon.
So the jokiness is coincidental, but it still leaves Walloon with some funny sound symbolism.
Developers plan marina, boat dealership , other businesses in Walloon Lake.
Landscaped Elegance on Walloon Lake.
Developers plan marina , boat dealership, other businesses in Walloon Lake.