Wal*loons"(?), n. pl.; sing. Walloon (). [Cf. F. wallon.] A Romanic people inhabiting that part of Belgium which comprises the provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Lige, and Luxembourg, and about one third of Brabant; also, the language spoken by this people. Used also adjectively. [Written also Wallons.] "A base Walloon . . . thrust Talbot with a spear." Shak.
Walloon guard, the bodyguard of the Spanish monarch; -- so called because formerly consisting of Walloons.
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